Creating new homes and stronger communities

United Dwelling partners with homeowners to transform your garage into an affordable, high-quality home at no cost to you. You’ll receive additional income from monthly rent and an overall increase in your property value.

We handle every aspect of the remodeling process including permitting, retaining a licensed contractor for construction, finding tenants for your approval, and managing the property. 

We do the work, you share the rent. It’s that simple.

How It Works


Homeowners sign a straightforward agreement to lease their garage or backyard to United Dwelling and receive a portion of the rent.


United Dwelling obtains all necessary permits and manages the entire remodeling process from start to finish. We pay for all costs to convert your garage or backyard into a rental home.


United Dwelling finds you a vetted tenant for approval. We do the rest, from property management and maintenance, to collecting monthly rent.

Benefits of Working with United Dwelling


No Money, No Hassle, You Pay Nothing

Besides the headache of permitting and managing contractors to build a rental home in your backyard, the out of pocket costs are significant. United Dwelling retains a licensed contractor, Modative Build Inc., pays for, and manages everything for you.

Reliable Source of Income

We will find and recommend qualified tenants for your approval, including local nurses, teachers, and other professionals. When your new tenant moves in, you share a portion of the monthly rent.


Increase Property Value

Adding a rental home, known as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), to your backyard will increase the value of your property significantly — typically from $140,000 to $200,000.

Strengthen Your Community

California is facing a housing crisis. By converting your under-utilized garage or backyard into a new home, together we can offer an affordable way of living that is accessible to all.

What’s an ADU?

New California state laws allow homeowners to convert their garage or build a new rental home known as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). By transforming your backyard into additional housing, you’re helping making a profound and positive change to your community with the benefits of increasing your property value and building long term equity through rental income.

As Seen on TV

United Dwelling was featured on NBC 4 Los Angeles. Watch the video to learn more about what we offer to homeowners.


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Winner of the L.A. County Housing Innovation Challenge

From among 53 proposals evaluated by a panel of experts, United Dwelling was awarded $1,000,000 for our innovative idea to address the affordable housing crisis.

United Dwelling will use 100% of the award money to offer housing for tenants with lower paying service-oriented careers in fields like public education, healthcare, and social work. We’ll achieve this by increasing payments to homeowners up to $500 per month if they accept a tenant with a housing voucher in select neighborhoods.