Housing Element Update


The update to the Housing Element has begun!
Read more below and participate in our Survey.

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. This update must be submitted to the State by October 15, 2021. To meet this date, the City has developed the following schedule.

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 a preliminary* 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 may be available for the upcoming Community Meetings, and will be included in the pending Housing Element Update document. 

Upcoming Events

A community meeting will be held on May 13, 2021. Click on the “Upcoming Events” tab above for additional information. 

In addition, a second Planning Commission study session is anticipated for May 25, 2021. 

E-mail List

If you wish to be added to our mailing list for information, updates, and meetings regarding the Housing Element, please send your request to clin@cityofredlands.org (click here)


To submit written comments, please send an email to clin@cityofredlands.org (click here).

Upcoming Events

Community Workshop #2: Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.   FLYER

To be held online – website URL: https://zoom.us/j/99504198243
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Dial toll-free: (833) 548-0282
Meeting ID: 995 0419 8243


Questions ?

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Lin, Principal Planner, at (909) 307-7308, or via email at clin@cityofredlands.org (click here).

Past Events

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


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

Potential Housing Sites Inventory Map (draft document - subject to change and properties will be added/deleted)
Hint:  To turn RHNA layers on and off, click on the toolbar at the upper right corner of the map.
To select a different basemap (such as  ‘Imagery’ for an aerial photo), click on the toolbar at upper right corner.


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 wish to be added to our mailing list for information and updates regarding the Housing Element, please send your request to clin@cityofredlands.org (click here).

Relevant documents, public meeting notices, and other resources will also be posted here so please check back often.

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.