Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services’ Keys to Equity program provides homeowners in Oakland with the support to build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on their property in a streamlined and economical way. Through financing, education, and affordable construction services, the program reduces several barriers to ADU construction. Keys to Equity intends to create more housing in areas that are at-risk of greater displacement and expand access to wealth-building for homeowners, with a focus on Black homeowners and those who have been disproportionately impacted by systemic racial and economic inequities within the housing system.

Population Served
Oakland homeowners (with a focus on Black homeowners)
City of Oakland
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)
  • City of Oakland
  • Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services (RNHS)
  • San Francisco Foundation (SFF)
  • Self-Help Federal Credit Union
  • The WellNest Company