Housing Element Update

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The draft 2021-2029 Housing Element is now available! Visit this page and click on the ‘Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element’ tab to view the document. 

Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element

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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 will be submitted to the California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) for review and comment in mid-September 2021. HCD may request revisions to the draft document, and then changes or edits will need to be made.

The public hearing process for adoption of the final 2021-2029 Housing Element is anticipated to occur between December 2021 to February 2022.

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). 

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)

Comments?

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

Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element

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

Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element

Appendix A: Housing Sites Inventory Map
Appendix B: List of Housing Sites
Appendix C: Public Outreach

 

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

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Upcoming Events

There are no meetings currently scheduled. Check back here for future updates. 

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

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

Potential 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 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.