2021-2029 Housing Element
The General Plan
California State law requires every city and county to adopt a General Plan that contains these seven elements: land use, circulation, housing, conservation, safety, open space, and noise. The Housing Element is one of the seven components included in the County General Plan.
Housing Element Adoption
The State requires that cities and counties update their Housing Elements regularly according to a legally mandated schedule set by the State. On May 11, 2021, Placer County’s Board of Supervisors adopted the Housing Element Update for the 2021–2029 eight-year planning period. On May 26, 2021, the County submitted the adopted 2021-2029 Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for HCD’s final review and certification. On August 6, 2021, HCD provided the County with a letter affirming the County’s Housing Element Update for the 2021 – 2029 eight-year planning period (May 15, 2021 to May 15, 2029) has been found in full conformance with State Housing Element law.
Housing Element Overview
The Housing Element is the guiding document for the development of housing in the unincorporated area of Placer County. It is a plan for accommodating the County’s fair share of the regional housing needs. It is also a plan to meet existing and projected housing needs of all economic segments within the County’s jurisdiction. The 2021-2029 Housing Element is comprised of the following sections:
- Cover and Table of Contents
- Executive Summary and Introduction (Chapter 1)
- Housing Needs Assessment (Chapter 2)
- Potential Housing Constraints (Chapter 3)
- Resource Inventory (Chapter 4)
- Housing Goals, Policies, and Programs (Chapter 5)
- Residential Land Inventory (Appendix A)
- Evaluation of implementation programs in the 2013-2021 Housing Element (Appendix B)
- Public Outreach Summary (Appendix C)
- Glossary (Appendix D)
- Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Maps (Appendix E)
Goals, Policies, and Programs
The 2021-2029 Housing Element includes 7 goals, 58 policies and 49 implementation programs. One of the goals is new, and 23 of the policies and 28 of the programs are new and were not included in the 2013-2021 Housing Element, as show in the table below.
|Goal||58 Policies / 23 New||49 Programs / 28 New|
|Goal A - New Residential Construction||8 / 4||15 / 10|
|Goal B - Affordable Housing||20 / 11||12 / 5|
|Goal C - Innovative Housing Types (New)||4 / 4||8 / 6|
|Goal D - Preserving the Existing Housing Stock||8 / 1||3 / 1|
|Goal E - Housing in the Tahoe Basin||2 / 0||2 / 0|
|Goal F - Special Needs||10 / 1||6 / 4|
|Goal G - Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing||6 / 2||5 / 4|
The goals, policies, and programs provides the County with the mechanisms for developing and preserving an adequate supply of housing to accommodate the housing needs for households of all income levels, including housing affordable to seniors, families, and workers.
8 Housing Element Objectives
The 2021 – 2029 Housing Element has set eight objectives to meet the housing needs of the County over the next eight years:
The Goals, Policies, and Programs contained in the Housing Element are designed to meet these objectives.