Housing Element

Every five to eight years, the state requires local governments to revise their Housing Elements, which are a part of the General Plan. Humboldt County’s update of its Housing Element is underway in accordance with the state mandate.

The Housing Element provides a roadmap for future decisions and actions that affect development of housing and residential accessory uses in the unincorporated portions of Humboldt County, including community planning areas. It is a policy document rather than a proposal for a specific action.

Consistent with its policy function, the Housing Element contains a full set of measures to achieve its goals. Many of the implementation measures may involve the adoption of ordinance changes and General Plan amendments. The Housing Element must also be consistent with the General Plan.

Housing Portals