There are no tenant restrictions or qualifications for private Accessory Dwelling Units. However, if an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is subsidized with state, federal or local funding, the renter needs to meet the current income qualification guidelines. These income qualifications change periodically, so it is best to contact the Eastham Town Planner for current information.

In 2019 the Town of Eastham voted to approve an Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) bylaw to help diversify the types of housing available in the community and broaden housing opportunities for households of all income levels, ages and sizes, and to encourage and support a stable and diverse year round community and a robust local workforce.

The ADU bylaw was adopted to help prevent the displacement of current Eastham residents and encourage the influx of new residents, and to encourage a more efficient use of the Town’s housing supply and building stock while maintaining the character of the areas in which the Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are located.