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Pandemic, Recession, and... Building ADUs?

I know what you’re thinking. How can I build an ADU now? Times are tough, and the threat of recession looms above us like a dark and ominous cloud. The average cost of living continues to increase, but the cost of housing doesn’t decrease. “The share of Californians with excessive housing costs is quite high: 30 percent of mortgaged homeowners and 46 percent of renters spend more than 35 percent of their total household income on housing, compared with 21 percent and 40 percent, respectively, nationwide.” (Source)