Planning Commission Housing Element Virtual Study Session, July 22
The City of Malibu invites all community members to attend the Planning Commission’s virtual study session about the City’s Housing Element, learn about this state-mandated process and give their input on the future of housing in Malibu on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 6:30 PM.
Community input is needed for the draft General Plan Housing Element update which will address the ways in the City plans to meet its housing-related goals for the next planning period, October 2021 through October 2029.
Topics will included how City policies, plans and regulations help to further the development, improvement, and preservation of housing in order to meet the existing and projected needs of the community.
Why It Matters
The State of California Housing Element Law, enacted in 1969, requires local governments to make plans to meet the existing and projected housing needs of the community. Each City and County must analyze their community’s housing needs and make goals, policies and programs to further the development, improvement, and preservation of housing.
Those who build homes and apartments and help families become homeowners often rely on funding from state and federal housing programs administered by HCD and other state departments and agencies. In some cases, funding from state/federal housing programs can only be accessed if the jurisdiction has a compliant housing element. In other cases, a compliant housing element is not a requirement in order to apply for funding; however, those applying for funding will receive extra points on their application if they do have a compliant housing element (thereby increasing their chances in the competitive application process). For more information about the Housing Element Law, visit the California Department of Housing and Community Development website.
No action will be taken during this workshop. Background information about the Housing Element is available on the project webpage. Viewing and commenting instructions for the virtual workshop are posted on the City website.