Community Meeting #1


On February 10, 2021, the City invited residents to participate in a live webinar and discussion on housing challenges and possibilities. Community input and feedback gathered during this event will help define the priorities for housing in our City and influence future housing policies. Access the materials from the webinar and breakout groups here.  

BCAG Regional

Housing Needs Plan

 This document describes the methodology for the Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the 2022-2030 Housing Element Update (6th Housing Element Cycle). A major goal of the RHNP is to ensure a fair distribution of housing among the cities and county, so that every community provides an opportunity for a variety of housing affordable to all economic segments.

Current 2014-2022 

Housing Element

The 2022 Housing Element Update planning process will perform an extensive update of the 2014 Housing Element’s policies to ensure that policies reflect current values, housing needs, and conditions. You can download the City's Housing Element for the period 2014-2022 here.

Housing Accountability Act

The Housing Accountability Act (HAA)  establishes the state’s overarching policy that a local government may not deny, reduce the density of, or make infeasible housing development projects, emergency shelters, or farmworker housing that are consistent with objective local development standards.

Accessory Dwelling Units

The State has published an ADU Handbook to assist local governments in encouraging the development of ADUs.  ADUs are a unique opportunity to address a variety of housing needs and provide affordable housing options for family members, friends, students, the elderly, in-home health care providers, people with disabilities, and others. 

Understanding the Cost of Developing Affordable Housing

This interactive tool from the Urban Institute puts you in the driver's seat of an affordable housing development to explore the variables that affect its development, and better understand why government subsidies are needed to create, preserve and operate affordable housing.

Development Process Overview

This document provides a brief overview of a Typical Financing Stack and a simple outline of a typical affordable rental housing development process for a new development (4% tax credit).