Housing Element Update

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Public Review Draft
Now Available for Feedback

The City is pleased to announce the release of the Public Review Draft of the 2023-2031 Housing Element. Comments and feedback on the Draft Document will be collected from August 25, 2022, to September 27, 2022.

Background on Housing Element Update

The Housing Element is a required chapter of the City’s General Plan. It establishes policies and programs that guide the development of housing over an 8-year period (also referred to as a Planning Cycle). State law requires all California jurisdictions update their Housing Elements every 8 years and receive certification from the California State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Certification ensures Housing Elements are in substantial compliance with State housing law.

The City is currently in the process of updating its 6th Cycle Housing Element Update for 2023-2031 Planning Period. The update process will involve:

  • An analysis of existing conditions, community demographics, and the housing stock.
  • A review of City processes, fees, zoning requirements, local ordinances, and development standards related to housing.  
  • An analysis of environmental factors and availability of infrastructure and services.
  • An analysis of fair and equitable housing practices and availability of housing opportunity.
  • A review of the currently adopted 5th Planning Cycle Housing Element policy programs.

For the 6th Cycle Housing Element Update, the City of Brentwood must demonstrate the ability to accommodate 1,522 housing units during the 2023-2031 Planning Period at a range of affordability levels. The Housing Element Update will demonstrate the City of Brentwood currently has or will adopt policies to have ability to accommodate these units through its zoning and development standards.

Community Engagement

Community engagement is an important element to the success of the Housing Element Update. The Brentwood community will have multiple opportunities to collaborate throughout the update process by participating in community workshops, online surveys, and Planning Commission/City Council public meetings. For questions or comments, please visit the Contact Us page.

Key Dates

MAR
21

Land Use and Development Committee (LUD) Meeting

APR
14

Joint Planning Commission and City Council Meeting

JUN
1

Joint Planning Commisison and City Council Meeting

JUL
21

City Council Meeting

AUG
25

Public Review Draft Housing Element Release

AUG
30

City Council and Community Meeting

SEPT 20

Planning Commission Meeting

SEPT 27

City Council Meeting