2021-2029 Housing Element Update

On August 11, 2022, the City Council approved the Final Draft Housing Element and Negative Declaration for forwarding to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Should HCD find that the Housing Element complies with state housing law, HCD will certify the document and notify the City of its findings. Additional updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

Final Draft Housing Element

Final Draft Housing Element Now Available

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Draft Housing Element was released on August 5, 2022.

All California cities are required to adopt a comprehensive General Plan to guide land-use planning decisions. The Housing Element is a key component that provides an analysis of a community’s housing needs for all income levels and strategies to respond to provide for those housing needs.

The Rancho Palos Verdes Final Draft Housing Element (PDF) outlines ways that the City can meet its state-required 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment allocation of accommodating 647 housing units (including 8 units carried over from the 5th Cycle) in various income levels for the next planning period of 2021-2029. 

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The Final Draft Housing Element responds to comments by the California Department of Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) on the second draft that was completed in November 2021. Primary revisions are to the site inventory, updates to various sections and programs in response to HCD’s comments, and a few new programs/policies to address infill, transitional, and employee housing. View a redlined version of the Final Draft Housing Element (PDF).

The Final Draft Housing Element and Negative Declaration (PDF) were presented to the Planning Commission and City Council for adoption in August 2022.

View Final Negative Declaration (PDF)