Housing Element Update Set to Begin
The City will embark on it's General Plan Housing Element Update with a kick off meeting at the Planning Commission on December 7th. The Housing Element provides an analysis of a community’s housing needs for all income levels, and strategies to respond to provide for those housing needs. It is a key part of the City’s overall General Plan. State Law establishes that each city accommodate its fair share of affordable housing as an approach to distributing housing needs throughout the state.
State Housing Element law also recognizes that in order for the private sector to address housing needs and demand, local governments must adopt land-use plans and implementing regulations that provide opportunities for, and do not unduly constrain, housing development by the private sector.
Regional Housing Needs Allocation
A component of the Housing Element update is what is known as the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). The Regional Housing Needs Allocation or RHNA process identifies the total number of housing units, separated into four affordability levels, that Counties and Cities in the Bay Area must plan for in the period from 2023 to 2031. Cloverdale's RHNA includes a total of 278 new housing units.
The unit mix breaks down as: 74 Very Low Income, 43 Low Income, 45 Moderate Income, and 116 Above Moderate
Please follow the December 7th Planning Commission meeting on December 7th. Check the City's website for agenda information.