Since 1969, California has required that all local governments (cities and counties) adequately plan to meet the housing needs of everyone in the community by preparing a Housing Element as part of their General Plan. The Housing Element establishes City policies and programs for maintaining and improving existing housing, as well as ensures that City regulations comply with State laws regarding housing for persons with disabilities or other special needs, and that City land use plans and development regulations provide sufficient opportunities for additional housing to accommodate all economic segments of the community. The City’s current Housing Element was last updated in 2014 and the law requires that it be updated every 8 years. The 6th Cycle Housing Element Update covers a planning period from 2021 to 2029.
Click here to review the draft 2021-2029 Housing Element.
Public participation is a very important part of the Housing Element Update. The community has the opportunity to provide input, review, and comment on the draft element. The City will be holding two upcoming meetings where the draft 2021-2029 Housing Element will be discussed. Meetings will be held virtually via Zoom and a link to join each meeting is posted below:
Special City Council Meeting: Monday, November 15th at 4:00 pm
Review materials including the Memorandum on 2021-2019 Housing Element Study Session and 2021 Housing Element Update Presentation
The purpose of this meeting is to provide the City Council, residents, and other interested stakeholders an opportunity to review the draft Housing Element and offer comments prior to submittal to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review. No final decisions will be made at this meeting.
Regular City Council Meeting: Monday, November 22nd at 5:30 pm
Review materials including the Memorandum to Consider Authorizing Staff to Submit the Draft 2021-2029 City of Hidden Hills Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development
On Monday, November 15, the City Council held a Study Session to review and discuss the draft 2021-2029 Housing Element. At the conclusion of the meeting, the City Council directed staff to place the draft Housing Element on the November 22, 2021 City Council agenda for approval to submit the Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).
The City Council, residents, and other interested stakeholders have the opportunity to review the draft Housing Element and offer their comments at this meeting. In addition, all interested parties may submit comments via email to email@example.com. With any questions, call City Hall at 818-888-9281.