The Housing Element of the General Plan provides both an analysis of the City’s housing needs and a set of policies and programs the City will implement to demonstrate that the City can accommodate its Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the eight-year planning period.
Housing Element Update Process
On December 10, 2020, the Draft Housing Element received conditional certification from the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Conditional certification is verification from HCD that the Draft Housing Element meets the statutory requirements of State Housing Element Law. The Planning Commission reviewed the Draft Housing Element at its regular meeting on January 5, 2020. The Commission made a recommendation to the City Council to adopt the Housing Element update as submitted. The City Council adopted the Housing Element update at its meeting on January 26, 2020.
What is the Housing Element?
The Housing Element is a required Element of the General Plan and includes goals and objectives to achieve housing for all economic segments of the community, including affordable housing.
The City of Arroyo Grande seeks to create policies that provide opportunities for the development of housing to meet local demand. An effective housing element provides the appropriate conditions for developing and preserving a healthy supply of housing for the entire community, while reducing constraints where possible.