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Housing Element 2023-2031

2023-2031 Housing Element

The 2023-2031 San Rafael Housing Element has been certified!   A link to the certification letter is provided below.  Links to the final version of the adopted document are included following the next paragraph (May 15 Adopted Housing Element, with 6/7/23 Revisions)

On May 15, 2023 the San Rafael City Council adopted the 2023-2031 Housing Element.   The adopted document was submitted for State certification on May 17, 2023.  On June 1, 2023, the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) contacted the City and requested minor revisions to Programs 11 and 44 in the adopted document.  These revisions were made and a revised document was published on June 7, 2023.  Links to the final version of the Housing Element are provided below.  Both a "clean" version and a "tracked change" version are included.

The tracked change version shows all edits to the document made after HCD issued its official findings on the Draft document on March 20, 2023.   A link to HCD's findings letter is provided below.   The second link below shows the City's responses to each comment. The comments are numbered for ease of reference--the numbers also appear in the Tracked Change document linked above.

Prior Actions

Links to earlier versions of the Housing Element are provided below, along with a timetable of activities:

On May 10, the City published an “Adoption Draft” 2023-2031 Housing Element for consideration by the City Council.  The Council adopted the document "as is" with no additional edits.    A clean copy and tracked change version appear below.

On April 20, the City published a Planning Commission "Adoption Draft" for consideration by the Planning Commission.  The Commission recommended that the Council adopt the document "as is" with no additional edits.  A clean copy and tracked change version appear below.

The Planning Commission and City Council action also included approval of an Addendum to the General Plan EIR, as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The Addendum evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Housing Element.  A link is provided below.

Addendum to General Plan EIR

Both the April and May versions of the Housing Element incorporated revisions to a “Working Draft” Housing Element published in November 2022 and revised in December 2022. The April and May revisions responded to findings by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in its review of the December Draft, as well as public comments.

Earlier versions of the Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element may be viewed below:

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