Housing Element

2014 General Plan Housing Element Update

The Housing Element is one of the seven required elements of a General Plan by state law. Unlike the other general plan elements, the Housing Element is required to be updated every five to six years.

Read the full description of the Housing Element.

2014 Housing Element Approved May 13, 2014

A. Public Participation (PDF)
B. State Housing Requirements (PDF)
C. Federal, State and Local Housing Programs (PDF)
D. Glossary (PDF)
E. Agencies / Persons Contacted & Distribution List (PDF)
F. Regional Housing Needs Plan (PDF)
G. Parcels Zoned to Principally Permit Emergency Shelters (PDF)
H. Housing Opportunity Zones (9MB PDF)
I.  Detail of Residential Land Inventory (PDF)
J. Detail of Infrastructure and Service Needs of Legacy Communities (20MB PDF)

2009 / 2010 General Plan Housing Element

August 28, 2012 Revisions to the Housing Element

Housing Element Implementation

General Plan, Zoning & Subdivision Ordinance Modifications

The Housing Element includes a set of General Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance modifications to encourage development and retention of affordable housing.

Multifamily Rezoning Program

The multifamily rezone program proposes to rezone properties to increase the multifamily housing development potential in the county. Read more about the Rezone Program.

Historic Documents
Previous drafts of the housing element are available in the historic documents section.