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File #: 22-351    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 4/18/2022 Departments: PLANNING AND BUILDING
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action: 5/17/2022
Title: Accept this informational briefing on the status, process, and timeline of the County's 2023-2031 update to the Housing Element of the County General Plan.
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Steve Monowitz, Community Development Director

Subject: An informational briefing on the status, process, and timeline of the County's 2023-2031 update to the Housing Element of the County General Plan


RECOMMENDATION:
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Accept this informational briefing on the status, process, and timeline of the County's 2023-2031 update to the Housing Element of the County General Plan.

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BACKGROUND:
California Housing Element law requires every local jurisdiction to have a Housing Element as part of its General Plan, in order to assess and address the housing needs of the community. State law also requires jurisdictions to update their Housing Elements periodically, on a schedule established by the State, and significantly prescribes both the contents of the Housing Element, and the manner in which it must be updated. Once updated, the Housing Element must be submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development for certification that it complies with State law; until certification, the Housing Element is invalid. The current Housing Element is in effect from 2014 to 2022; the updated Housing Element will cover the period from 2023 to 2031, and must be submitted and certified by January 2023. The Planning and Building Department and the Housing Department, with assistance from other County Departments and various consultants, are currently updating the Housing Element, consistent with State requirements. This report provides an overview of the requirements, process, and timeline of the update.

The County's current Housing Element, Chapter 7 of the General Plan, is here:

DISCUSSION:
1. Required Contents of the Housing Element. State law mandates specific contents of the Hous...

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