The Placer County Board of Supervisors has placed a priority on the development of an inclusive and multi-faceted approach to serving the diverse needs of Placer County residents in all income categories.  

Housing Strategies

Staff from the County Executive Office, Economic Development, Community Development and Health and Human Services are dedicated to finding affordable housing solutions throughout unincorporated Placer County. Under a focused approach, the County is setting the foundation necessary to succeed in achieving its Housing Element goals. 

The Board adopted the first Annual Housing Program Work Plan in August 2017. The purpose of the work plan is to focus on tasks that implement the 2013-2021 Housing Element and is divided into four main components:

  • Planning & Research
  • Incentives & Regulations
  • Funding and Resources
  • Legislative Advocacy, Strategic Relationships, Community Engagement
Brown and Red Housing Units with Tall Fir Trees in Background
Grey and White Housing Units

What’s New & Current Projects 

Thank you to those who joined our Virtual Community Meeting to kick off the 2021 Housing Element and Safety Element update. To view a PDF of the presentation or a full recording of the meeting, click here.

NEW! Affordable Housing and Employee Accommodation Ordinance and Fee - A new ordinance and fee program adopted by the County Board of Supervisors on October 27, 2020. The new ordinance aimed at boosting affordable housing in Placer County takes effect on January 1, 2021.

2019 Placer County Housing Element Implementation Report - Each jurisdiction is required to create an annual report on the status and progress in implementing the housing element of its general plan. View Placer County’s most recent report here

2019 Housing Successor Annual Report - A report on the Low and Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund for Placer County 

NEW! California Housing Legislation - With over 200 bills proposed by state legislators to jump start housing production, view Placer County’s summary of the recent legislative updates through the presentation (PDF.) given at the November 14, 2019 Planning Commission or read through this flyer (PDF.) Most of these changes will be taking effect January 1, 2020.  

Housing Related Code Amendments  – Updates to the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Community Design Guidelines Manual to provide a better framework for future housing development in the County that takes into account population growth, economic factors, demographics, and community needs and wants.

Placer County Housing Trust - Created to secure funding for the production and improvement of safe affordable housing units. 

Placer County Government Center Master Plan Update – The PCGC Master Plan Update will establish a long-term vision and planning guide for ongoing facilities. Which the County intends to employ for capital improvement projects at the PCGC campus with a 20-year planning horizon. Watch this short video explaining the history and of the PCGC land and its potential future uses

Secondary Unit Resource Center (Coming Soon, 2020!) Will include resources and information regarding the design and construction of Secondary Units [also known as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUS) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs), granny flats, cottages, etc.] including: Financial Assistance, Cost Calculator, Pre-Approved Design Plans, and more!

Dollar Creek Crossing- A potential housing development being proposed at 3225 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City. This site could provide new housing in various unit types for a range of household incomes. It is an ideal placement close to jobs, transit, trails, recreation and other services.

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