San Bernadino County

CALFA $40,000 ADU GRANT FUNDS now available for MyADU4Less ADU CLIENTS In San Bernardino Country

Recent changes to the CALHFA ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) Grant program now make it easier and less expensive for homeowners in San Bernardino County to build a prefabricated ADU by applying the $40,000 ADU grant to ADU predevelopment costs. This ADU Grant is FREE money and does not need to be repaid thereby lowering the overall cost of ADU by $40,000!!!  

What is an ADU?

ADUs aka Granny Flats are tiny homes built in the backyard of the primary residence and can be used as a rental property or to create more space for a family (retired parents, returning students, etc)

Why is State granting $40,000 to homeowners to build an ADU in San Bernardino County?

The CALHFA $40,000 Accessory Dwelling Unit Grant Program objective is to create more housing units in California by providing a grant for predevelopment costs and non-reoccurring closing costs associated with the construction of the ADU.

 What is the fastest way to build an ADU?

MyADU4Less is the premier general contractor of prefabricated ADUs in San Bernardino County with hundreds of ADUs under construction. Prefabricated construction is faster, less expensive, and less intrusive to residents during construction. They have many predesigned floor plans on their website

How can I access the $40,000 CALHFA ADU grant for my ADU in San Bernardino County?

There are 3 ways to access the $40,000 CALHFA ADU Grant in San Bernardino County

1.   Financing

 Use Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), Second Mortgage, or Cash Out Refinance from your primary residence.  Proceeds of the loan must be placed in an escrow account and then the CALHFA $40,000 ADU GRANT funds will be added to the account. All funds will be disbursed according to the completion of your ADU project’s phases, overseen by our HUD Certified Inspectors. No money will be given directly to the homeowner. If there are remaining funds upon completion of the project, those funds will go toward rate reduction or principal reduction.  

2.   Cash

Use the cash from savings, Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), Cash Out Refinances, or a loan from family/friends to finance your prefabricated ADU.   Cash must be placed in an escrow account. Once the escrow account is funded, CALHFA $40,000  ADU GRANT FUNDS will be deposited into the same escrow account. The funds will be distributed to Myadu4less to build your ADU. All projects will be overseen by HUD Certified Inspectors.

3.   Combination of Cash and Finance

A combination of cash and financing is allowable and will require funds to be deposited into an escrow account and then the CALHFA $40,000 ADU GRANT funds will be added to the account.

 What are the basic rules to get the $40,000 CALHFA ADU Grant in San Bernardino County?

–       Homeowners must use the existing home as a primary residence

–      Homeowners must not exceed   Income limits  of  $173,000 in San Bernardino County

–        Present a completed application (Myadu4less has a list of approved lenders who will help you obtain a Grant)

–    Provide an Itemization list for pre-development costs. Myadu4less will provide an itemized budget for the application  which will include   architectural designs, permits, soil tests, impact fees, property surveys, energy reports, and utility hookups

See a list of lenders that can  help with financing and CAlHFA  $40,000 ADU Grant in San Bernardino County  at

 Why build an ADU in San Bernardino County?

With the housing shortage and interest rates climbing demand for rental units is skyrocketing. Many MyADU4Less  clients in  San Bernardino County are building ADUs in their backyard as rental units and using the $2,000-$3,500 / month in rent to pay off loans and put money in her pocket.  Others are building ADUs for aging parents – to bring them closer to home yet give them privacy or for young adults /students that need some help with rent.   The

How do I know if an ADU will fit in my yard?

The ADU experts at Myadu4less can help you choose the right ADU for your yard, budget, and utilization.  Call today to set if a FREE Site Assessment to see in an ADU is right for you!

The CALHFA $40,000 ADU grant is an excellent incentive for families to help build generational wealth by utilizing space in the backyard and generating income and increasing the value of the primary home.

 Contact ADU experts at My ADU4Less  to see if an ADU is right for you and to get access to CALHFA Grant  info  by calling 951 679 9907 or email or by visiting the ADU website

 Cities serviced by My ADU4Less in San Bernardino County


Apple Valley*



Big Bear City

Big Bear Lake*

Big River




Chino Hills*




Fort Irwin

Grand Terrace*



Homestead Valley


Joshua Tree

Lake Arrowhead


Loma Linda*

Lucerne Valley

Lytle Creek



Morongo Valley

Mountain View Acres



Oak Glen

Oak Hills



Pinon Hills

Rancho Cucamonga*



Running Springs

San Antonio Heights

San Bernardino*

Searles Valley

Silver Lakes

Spring Valley Lake

Twentynine Palms*





Yucca Valley*