What are the components of a Housing Element?

The Housing Element typically includes the components listed below.

  • Housing Needs Assessment: Examine demographic, employment and housing trends and conditions that affect the housing needs of the community.
  • Evaluation of Past Performance: Review the prior Housing Element to measure progress in implementing policies and programs.
  • Housing Sites Inventory: Identify locations of available sites for housing development or redevelopment to ensure that there is adequate capacity to address the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA).
  • Community Outreach and Engagement: Implement a robust community outreach and engagement program, with a particular focus on outreach to traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Constraints Analysis: Analyze and recommend remedies for existing and potential governmental and non-governmental barriers to housing development.
  • Policies and Programs: Establish policies and programs to fulfill the identified housing needs.

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1. What is a Housing Element?
2. What are the components of a Housing Element?
3. What happens if a jurisdiction does not adopt a Housing Element?
4. Who determines how many housing units are needed and how is the number calculated?
5. Why is the Housing Element Update important?
6. Why update the Safety Element?
7. What is Menlo Park's fair share?
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