Planning Commission to hold virtual public hearing on DRAFT Housing Element UPDATE - NOVEMBER 15
All community members are invited to give their input on the future of housing in Malibu by attending the Planning Commission's virtual public hearing on Monday, November 15, 6:30 PM. The Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council on the 2021-2029 update of the City’s General Plan Housing Element.
The Housing Element establishes specific goals, policies and objectives for providing housing in the community for all income levels consistent with the state housing element law. 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.
The staff report, viewing and commenting instructions will be posted in advance on the website.
For background information, visit the webpage.
Watch video from the Planning Commission's Housing Element study session on July 22, 2021.
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.
Background information about the Housing Element is available on the project webpage.