Notice of 30-Day Public Comment Period for the Draft Housing Element (2023 to 2031)
Public Comment Period for the Draft Housing Element
All cities and counties are required to adopt a Housing Element pursuant to Government Code Section 65583. The Housing Element must now be revised every eight years and revisions must include a review of the Town's progress toward meeting its Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) for Cycle 5 (2015 to 2022). The Housing Element must also include a framework of goals, policies and objectives, and scheduled programs for the preservation, improvement, and development of housing for the next RHNA cycle, Cycle 6. Among its requirements, the Housing Element is required to include an inventory of adequate sites for the development of required housing, and programs to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) for all members of the community.
This notice advises members of the public that the Town's draft 6th Cycle Housing Element (2023 to 2031) is available for review prior to its submission to the State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) for State-level review and comments.
The Town Council provided its direction on the Housing Element on May 10, 2022. These changes have been incorporated into the Public Comment Draft and are now ready for public review. The 30-day Public Review and Comment Period extends from May 19, 2022, through June 17, 2022. [The Comment Period has been extended through July 1, 2022, at 5 pm] The Draft Housing Element is available for public review at the Woodside Planning and Building Counter, Woodside Town Hall.
The Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 7 pm to conduct a final review of the Draft Cycle 6 (2023 to 2031) Housing Element Update, and public comments received, prior to submittal to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).