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Hello Housing’s

South San Francisco’s

Bright In Your Own Backyard

Accessory Dwelling Unit Program

Application Form

Thank you for your interest in applying to South San Francisco’s Bright In Your Own Backyard, Hello Housing’s new ADU program sponsored by South San Francisco (the “Program”). Please note, the information you submit on this application will be used to determine whether you are eligible to participate in the program, as well as help us learn about your interest and how ready you are to start your ADU project.  The application consists of seven sections and should take you about 15-20 minutes to complete.  We really appreciate your time and willingness to share more about yourself and the goals of your ADU project.

If you meet the minimum eligibility for the Program, you will receive an email with a lottery number.  If you do not meet the initial eligibility requirements, you will receive an email explaining why you are not being entered into the lottery.

We will communicate your lottery results by email following the close of the application period. The purpose of the lottery is to establish a ranking order for Hello Housing to review information about your property, which may result in scheduling a phone interview.

Visit www.HelloBright.org for full information about the Program or to apply online. 

Please complete all pages of this application. Incomplete applications may be deemed ineligible. 

The application deadline is August 13, 2021

Application Submission Options
  • MAIL: Hello Housing, 121 San Anselmo Ave #2440, San Anselmo, CA 94979 - Postmarked on or before 8/13/21
  • EMAIL: bright@hellohousing.org - Must be received by 5 pm on 8/13/21

If you have questions or need assistance completing this application, please call us at (415) 446-9235 or email bright@hellohousing.org.

Section I. General Information


Hello Housing believes that fair and equal access to housing opportunities and programs is critical to supporting diverse communities where people thrive. To know how we are doing, we need to collect demographic information of our applicants. And, we need to collect this information in a way that can be compared with other publicly-available information. 

Please be assured that this information is only used in the aggregate and is not used in any way to determine your household’s eligibility for any program offering. By providing this information, you are helping us better understand the reach and impact of our programs in the communities we serve, which in turn leads to more effective housing solutions.
Applicant Demographics

Please enter information about the primary applicant below.

Primary Language

Your answers below help us make the program more accessible to applicants who speak different languages.  Your answers will not be used in any way to determine your eligibility for this program.

Include all adults AND children living at least 50% of the time in the household. For minors to count in your household size they must be claimed as a dependent on the most recent tax return of one of the adult household members OR one of the adult household members must be able to provide evidence of at least 50% custody of the minor.
Household Member Demographics

Please enter information about any additional household members below.

Primary Language

Your answers below help us make the program more accessible to applicants who speak different languages.  Your answers will not be used in any way to determine your eligibility for this program.

Section II. Basic Eligibility

Please complete every question to the best of your ability. Do not leave any question blank in order to submit a complete application.

Section III. Informational Survey Questions

Please complete each question below to the best of your ability.  Answers to these questions will help Hello Housing learn more about your project and your goals.

Units can be rented to a family member, a friend or a community member as long as there is a bona fide lease agreement in place.  Alternatively, participants can choose to move into the new second unit and rent the main home. 

Please include the combined income of all adults in your household

Section IV. Participant Readiness

In an effort to ensure that the project moves smoothly through each phase, there may be times on a workday (M-F) where the project team will need to meet with you.  In some cases, this meeting will need to take place on site, but in many cases these meetings can take place through both phone or video conferencing for ease in everyone's schedules.

Section V. Site Conditions

Conditions at the home can impact the costs and the type of second unit you hope to build.  Please answer the questions below to help us better understand what some of these conditions might be so we can plan accordingly.

Section VI. Program Disclosure Form



Hello Housing and South San Francisco do not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, source of income, genetic information, medical condition, physical disability or mental disability, or any other category protected by law.
As part of my application, I have read and agree to the terms of the South San Francisco ADU Program ("Program"), and I certify that statements included herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.