Existing Plans and Programs

Current 2023-2031 San Rafael Housing Element. Adopted on May 15, 2023 and is part of the San Rafael General Plan. The Housing Element describes the City’s plans to meet housing needs for current and future residents.

Elemento de Vivienda 2023 – 2031 Capítulo 6: Plan de acción para la vivienda

2015-2023 San Rafael Housing Element, adopted in 2015. This has two parts:

Marin County Consolidated Plan. This is a county-level document that identifies program goals for federal funding

Plan Bay Area 2050. This is the recently adopted regional plan for the nine-county Bay Area and provides a high-level framework for local housing policy.

San Rafael General Plan 2040. This is the City’s long-range plan for growth and development. It was adopted by the City Council on August 2, 2021 following a four-year planning process.

In particular, please check out the new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Element.

Downtown Precise Plan. The Precise Plan was also adopted on August 2, 2021. It provides for approximately 2,200 new dwelling units in Downtown San Rafael and includes an Affordable Housing and Anti-Displacement Strategy.

Voces de Canal. This document was prepared by Canal Alliance in 2014 to articulate the concerns and aspirations of residents in the Canal community. Much of the focus is on the need for safe, secure, affordable housing.

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