Housing Element

The City is in the process of updating the Housing Element of the General Plan for the 2021-2029 period as required by State law. The Housing Element establishes policies and programs to address Huntington Park’s existing and projected housing needs, including the City’s share of the regional housing need allocation (or “RHNA”).

Since 1969, Housing Elements have been mandatory portions of local general plans in California. Providing housing for all Californians is considered by the state legislature to be of vital statewide importance. A Housing Element provides an analysis of a community’s housing needs for all income levels and strategies to respond to those housing needs. It is a key part of the City’s overall General Plan. State Law establishes that each city accommodates its fair share of affordable housing to distribute housing needs throughout the state. State Housing Element law also recognizes that for the private sector to address housing needs and demand, local governments must adopt land-use plans and implementing regulations that provide opportunities for, and do not unduly constrain, a housing development by the private sector.

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Housing Element Key Milestone

Compliance Action

Due Date to HCD

Date of Submittal

Status

LEAP Grant Submittal January 31, 2021 January 27, 2021 Completed
Letter of Commitment to HCD February 1, 2021  January 2021 Completed
2014 Annual Progress Report (APR) February 26, 2021 February 22, 2021 Completed
2015 APR February 26, 2021 February 22, 2021 Completed
2016 APR February 26, 2021 February 22, 2021 Completed
2017 APR February 26, 2021 February 22, 2021 Completed
2018 APR February 26, 2021 February 24, 2021 Completed
2019 APR February 26, 2021 February 24, 2021 Completed
2020 APR April 1, 2021  March 16, 2021 Completed
PSA Awarded to JHD Planning to Prepare 6th Cycle Housing Element Update No Due Date March 16, 2021 Completed
Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element Submitted to HCD June 1, 2021 Pending Pending
Adopted 6th Cycle Housing Element Submitted to HCD September 24, 2021  Pending Pending
Bi-Weekly Update Meetings Began February 9, 2021 On-going On-going
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