Housing Element Update

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

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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 County’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 September 3, 2020, 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: 964 units
  • Low income: 614 units
  • Moderate income: 650 units
  • Above-moderate income: 1,279 units
  • Total RHNA allocation: 3,507 units

*The RHNA allocation number is tentative at this time, and subject to change until the SCAG appeal process concludes.

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

We want to hear from you!  Early public involvement is a key component of the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update process. The survey is now available and will address important Housing Element topics.

SURVEY (English) - click here

SURVEY (Español) - clic aquí

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.

Upcoming Events

Check back here for information about upcoming community meetings.

Past Events

None

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.