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Housing Element Update 2015-2023
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Hilde Myall
Housing Program Manager

Ph: (510) 215-4358

The Housing Element is one of seven mandatory elements to a local jurisdiction's General Plan. State law (Senate Bill 375) requires jurisdictions in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, including El Cerrito, to update their Housing Element based on an eight year planning period that begins in 2015. The housing element must address the City's fair share of the regional housing need and specific State statutory requirements, but it ultimately should reflect the vision and priorities of the local community.

One of the main focal points of the update is the state law requirement of every local jurisdiction to plan for its share of the state's housing needs for people at all income levels. The City's will review the existing Housing Element and will revise the document to reflect current conditions, city policies, and methods to meet the housing requirements mandated by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

The Housing Element update, which will cover the planning period from 2015 to 2023, will be prepared by the Community Development Department. The Housing Element will be reviewed and considered by the Planning Commission and then presented to the City Council for adoption. To stay involved with the Housing Element update, please visit this page for the latest news and important dates.
Community Survey of City's Housing Needs
The City of El Cerrito is interested in resident and stakeholder feedback regarding the City's housing needs for the 2015-2023 planning period. Click here to take a short on-line survey.

Draft 2015-2023 Housing Element
The Draft 2015-2023 Housing Element is anticipated to be available in September. It will be posted here when it becomes available. Please check back.

Recent Meetings

Housing Element Community Workshops

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10am-noon, El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane.
Download the workshop presentation.

Wednesday, August 13, 6pm-8pm at City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue (at Manila) in El Cerrito . Download the workshop presentation.


Certified 2008-2014 Housing Element

The Housing Element update will be based on accommodating the City’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), adopted by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).