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File #: 21-939    Version: 1 Name: Housing Element Kickoff
Type: Presentation Status: Public Hearing
File created: 4/27/2021 In control: PLANNING COMMISSION
On agenda: 5/12/2021 Final action:
Title: PC - Presentation on and Discussion of the Housing Element Update.
Attachments: 1. 2021-05-12_ATT_Existing 5th Cycle Housing Element, 2. 2021-05-12_ATT_2019 Housing Existing Conditions Report, 3. 2021-05-12_ATT_6th Cycle Housing Element Guiding Principles Resolution No. 2021-R034, 4. 2021-05-12_ATT_Existing Housing Programs Matrix, 5. 2021-05-12_ATT_Housing Technical Advisory Meeting #1 Summary
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PC - Presentation on and Discussion of the Housing Element Update.

Meeting Date: May 12, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Ashley Hefner, Advance Planning Manager

Phone Number: (310) 253-5744

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - Planning Commission (05/07/2021), Notify Me - General Plan Update (05/06/2021)

Department Approval: Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director (05/03/2021)


Staff recommends the Planning Commission receive a presentation on and discuss the Housing Element update.


The Housing Element of the City's General Plan is the primary planning guide to identify and prioritize Culver City's housing needs. It outlines goals, policies, and programs to meet these needs while balancing other community objectives and resources. Housing Elements are intended to support various housing types for all income groups, help develop lower and moderate-income housing, remove constraints to housing, conserve and improve existing housing, and promote fair housing opportunities.

Every eight years, the State of California requires local agencies to update their Housing Elements following the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) cycle. The City is currently preparing its 2021-2029 Housing Element for the General Plan Update (GPU) project to meet HCD's mandated adoption deadline.

RHNA's main goal is to ensure Housing Elements document the existing and projected housing needs for residents across all income levels in every community. The sixth RHNA cycle (2021-2029) represents a new paradigm in housing production planning across California and includes more su...

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