2021-2029 Housing Element

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The 2021-2029 Housing Element was adopted by City Council on February 1, 2022. 

2021-2029 Housing Element (adopted)

2021 - 2029 Housing Element Update image

The City’s current Housing Element of the General Plan details the City’s housing goals from year 2013 through 2021.  The Housing Element is part of the City’s General Plan and must be updated every eight years. The City’s Housing Element performs the following functions:

  • Analyzes the City’s demographics, economics and housing supply
  • Analyzes housing constraints and resources
  • Evaluates sites appropriate for potential housing
  • Develops housing goals, objectives, policies, and programs

The “Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)” is the method by which the State estimates each region’s housing needs for all income groups. The current 6th Cycle update presents new challenges to all jurisdictions across the State, including: the increase in RHNA dwelling unit allocations to local jurisdictions; strict housing site eligibility requirements; and new housing laws that address local policies aimed at managing growth. 

Project Schedule

The draft 2021-2029 Housing Element was submitted to the California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) for review and comment in mid-September 2021. HCD provided a written comment letter to the City on November 15th and requested numerous revisions to the draft document. HCD’s letter and the revised Draft Housing Element document is now available for public review by clicking on the tab “Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element” above. 

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on January 11, 2022, and recommended approval to the City Council. The City Council is anticipated to hold a public hearing and possibly adopt the 6th Cycle Housing Element Update on February 1, 2022 (click on “Upcoming Events” tab above). 

Graphic showing project schedule

Housing Element Requirements

The Housing Element must be consistent with statewide housing laws, housing element guidelines, and applicable goals and policies in the California Government Code. The City’s Housing Element must clearly demonstrate that Redlands has sufficient capacity to accommodate the number of housing units identified in the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA).

On March 4, 2021, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) released its final draft allocation of housing units for each jurisdiction in the region, which can be found here (click here). For the current RHNA cycle, SCAG has provided the RHNA allocation number to the City of Redlands for the 2021-2029 period consisting of the following household income levels:

  • Very-low income: 967 units
  • Low income: 615 units
  • Moderate income: 652 units
  • Above-moderate income: 1,282 units
  • Total RHNA allocation: 3,516 units

Additional information about RHNA can be found at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) website and at the California Department of Housing and Community Development website. SCAG has also prepared pre-certified housing data for the City, which can be found here (click here), and this data will be utilized as baseline information for the updated Housing Element.

Public Participation

Online Survey

The online survey is now closed. The survey was available until April 23rd. Results of the survey have been included in the 6th Cycle Housing Element document that has been prepared (click on the ‘Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element’ tab to view the document). 

Community Meetings

Community meetings were previously held on April 26 and May 13, 2021.  Community Meeting Flyer

Questions?

If you have any questions about the adopted 2021-2029 Housing Element, please send an email to clin@cityofredlands.org (click here).

2021-2029 Housing Element

Click on the link below to view the 2021-2029 Housing Element documents.  

2021-2029 Housing Element (adopted) (clean copy)

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Housing Needs Assessment
Chapter 3: Housing Resources and Sites Inventory
Chapter 4: Constraints
Chapter 5: Objectives, Housing Goals, Policies, and Programs
Chapter 6: Review of Past Accomplishments
Chapter 7: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Appendix A: Housing Sites Inventory Map
Appendix B: Housing Sites Inventory List
Appendix C: Community Engagement
Appendix D: Zoning Code Abbreviations

 

Revised Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element (with redlined changes)

Housing Sites Map

Housing Sites Inventory Map (click here)  (draft document – subject to change)

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Graphic showing image of online Housing Sites Map

Past Events

City Council public hearing: The City Council adopted the 2021-2029 Housing Element on February 1, 2022 (click here to go to the Agendas page).

 

Planning Commission public hearing: January 11, 2022 (click here to go to Agendas page)

Planning Commission Staff Report
Planning Commission Presentation
Planning Commission meeting video

City Council study session: June 29, 2021 (click here to go to Agendas page)

City Council Staff Report for June 29, 2021
City Council Presentation for June 29, 2021
City Council meeting video

Planning Commission study session #1: April 13, 2021 (click here to go to Agendas page)

Planning Commission Staff Report for April 13, 2021
Planning Commission Presentation for April 13, 2021
Planning Commission meeting video

Planning Commission study session #2: May 25, 2021 (click here to go to Agendas page)

Planning Commission Staff Report for May 25, 2021
Planning Commission Presentation for May 25, 2021
Planning Commission meeting video

Housing Sites Inventory Map (click here)  (draft document - subject to change)

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Community Workshop #1: Monday, April, 26, 2021, at 6:00 PM

Community Workshop #2: Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 6:00 PM

Documents

2013 – 2021 Housing Element

City Council Staff Report of July 21, 2020, for the Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) Grant and to initiate the Housing Element Update project.  

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, you may contact Catherine Lin, Principal Planner, by email at clin@cityofredlands.org (click here) or by phone at (909) 307-7308.