Draft 1 Housing Element for Housing & Community Development (HCD) Review

The draft Housing Element and Appendices for the Town of Woodside were transmitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on July 17, 2022.

In compliance with AB215, the Town's draft Housing Element was put out for public comment for more than the required 30 days (44 days). The draft was noticed in the newspaper and posted on the Town website on May 18, 2022. The comment period was closed on July 1, 2022, at 5 pm. The Town received a total of 65 comments by this deadline, and eight additional comments after the deadline. A formal response to comments was prepared and presented at a noticed Town Council hearing on July 12, 2022. At this meeting, the Town Council made changes to the RHNA approach and added several new programs - in response to the public comments received. These changes were incorporated into the draft Housing Element on July 16, 2022.

HCD provided comments on October 14, 2022. On January 31, 2023, Town Council directed Town staff to make revisions to the draft Housing Element in response to HCD's comments. The revised Housing Element (Draft 2), and the Memo responding to HCD's comments are located in the Draft 2 Housing Element for HCD Review: Public Comment Period through March 13.

For more information, email Sage Schaan, Planning Director.

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