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Housing Element Update

For the past several months, the City has been in the process of preparing an update to the General Plan Housing Element for the 2021-2029 period as required by State law. The Housing Element establishes policies and programs to address existing and projected housing needs, including the City’s fair share of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) which has been identified as 888 new housing units. Staff has conducted a series of workshops with the Planning Commission and public to provide information and solicit input for the Element, including the most recent workshop on April 26th that focused on review of potential housing element sites. The City also conducted a survey via FlashVote with over 120 residents responding and providing input on housing needs and priorities. The complete results of the survey, along with background information on the Housing Element update, can be found on the Housing Element webpage on the City website.

The City is also interested in obtaining information on the housing needs of its senior citizen population and encourages seniors to click the following link to take this brief survey by Tuesday, June 15.

Check back on the Housing Element webpage in July for Duarte’s Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element.