Housing Element 2015-2023

walkable nghbrhdThe 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 plan for the City's fair share of the regional housing need for people of all income levels and specific State statutory requirements, but it ultimately reflects the vision and priorities of the El Cerrito community.

2015-2023 Housing Element


The 2015-2023 Housing Element is available for review at the links below. The Element was adopted by the El Cerrito City Council on April 21, 2015 and certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development on May 18, 2015.

Project Documents


Adopted 2015-2023 Housing Element
Initial Study/Negative Declaration
NOI to Adopt a Negative Declaration
HCD Certification Letter, May 18, 2015

HOUSING ELEMENT update: 2022-2030


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: 6TH CYCLE HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE - DUE JANUARY 4, 2022

The City of El Cerrito, Community Development Department seeks proposals from qualified consultants or consultant teams to complete a Housing Element update, related rezoning and all necessary environmental review as required under State law, in a manner consistent with the Regional Housing Needs Allocation 6 (RHNA 6) planning period (2022-2030). Click here to download the RFP. Questions should be directed Aissia Ashoori, Housing Analyst, aashoori@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us no later than 5PM on December 27, 2021.