Santa Monica is Updating its Housing Strategy
October 29, 2020 9:00 AM
by Cary Fukui
As required by the State Department of Housing and Community Development, the City is taking a strategic look at where to build housing in Santa Monica as part of the statewide Housing Element update for the 2021 – 2029. The current Housing Element planned for 2013 – 2021 will sunset in the Fall of 2021.
Santa Monica faces a major challenge of demonstrating that the City will be able to accommodate approximately 8,800 new housing units, a number allocated to the City by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) that is significantly larger than past updates. Your input is needed for this important planning process!
With the health and safety of our community in mind during this global COVID-19 pandemic, the City Planning Division is taking a new approach in our outreach efforts to ensure the community is involved during the planning process. We are hosting virtual webinars and/or workshops that will allow you to learn more about this process and provide feedback on how you want the City to plan for these required housing units
November 12th & 14th: Housing Element Webinar
Come learn about why the update is necessary, the state of housing in the City, and what the Housing Element update will do. You will have an opportunity to submit your questions and comment on housing issues that interest you.
The City will host three identical webinars. Click the links below to access the livestream event.
- Thursday, November 12th @ 12:00 PM
- Thursday, Noveber 12th @ 7:30 PM
- Saturday, November 14th @ 10:30 AM
Sign up here to RSVP and to receive a reminder before the event starts.
Learn more about the project or sign up for our email list to receive the latest project updates at santamonica.gov/housing-element-update. Email us at HousingUpdate@smgov.net if you have any questions.