Council Approves Revisions to Draft Housing Element

June 22, 2022 11:42 AM

Last night, the Santa Monica City Council provided direction for staff to submit the draft redline revisions to the City’s 6th Cycle Housing Element Update to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

While the Housing Element was adopted by the City Council on October 21, 2021, significant changes to Housing Element Law for the 6th Cycle put the City’s plan out of compliance with the new State requirements. By submitting these revisions to HCD, the City seeks to address these areas of concern and ensure the plan complies with State requirements.

Revisions to respond to HCD comments include:

Technical Revisions

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

City-Owned Sites

The City hopes to receive a “draft in compliance” letter from HCD on the submitted redline revisions, which would provide a path forward for the City Council to adopt a revised compliant Housing Element.

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