Housing Element Update

Housing Element Update

The City of Cloverdale is in the process of updating the Housing Element of the City’s General Plan to ensure that the City is prepared to meet the housing needs of Cloverdale in the next eight years. Under State law, every City and County in California is required to update its Housing Element to address specific requirements and submit the element to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

The Housing Element serves as Cloverdale’s blueprint for meeting the housing needs of our current and future residents and workforce, including people living at all economic levels and those with unique or specific housing needs.  

The Housing Element Update was formally adopted by the City Council on April 26, 2023, and submitted to HCD for certification on May 1, 2023. HCD's review is due back June 30, and comments are accepted on a continual basis to CloverdaleHousingElement@4leafinc.com or mailed/delivered to Cloverdale City Hall (124 N. Cloverdale Blvd).

HCD provided preliminary feedback on June 12 and July 12, 2023 indicating minor modifications needed to achieve compliance. The City Council’s adopting language permitted non-substantive revisions to the Housing Element as deemed necessary by the State and approved by City staff, and revisions to the document were posted for public review on June 21, July 24, and September 14, 2023. The June revisions are shown in yellow highlighting, July revisions are shown in green highlighting, and September revisions are shown in blue highlighting.

Cloverdale Adopted Housing Element (Highlighted Changes)

Cloverdale Adopted Technical Background Report (tracked changes)

Project Updates

Click here for 4LEAF’s City Council Presentation (5/11/22)

Click here for 4-Leaf's Planning Commission Presentation 3/2/22  

On December 7, 2021 the Planning Commission kicked off its Housing Element Workshop. The City's consultant 4-Leaf provided the Planning Commission an overview of the process and outlined next steps. Click here to view 4LEAF’s presentation.

In May 2021, staff issued an RFP, and selected 4LEAF consultants to assist the City in completing the required “sixth cycled” Housing Element. The consultant will be presenting an overview of the process, including housing element requirements and process, and related housing law, and requesting input from the Commission and public.