File #: PH 23-008   
Section: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 2/7/2023 Final action:
Subject: Housing Element: Adopt a Resolution Amending the General Plan to Include the 2023-2031 Housing Element
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution, 3. Attachment III Addendum, 4. Attachment IV 2023-2031 6th Cycle Housing Element (HE), 5. Attachment V HE Appendix A Public Participation Report, 6. Attachment VI HE Appendix B Housing Needs Assessment, 7. Attachment VII HE Appendix C Housing Resources, 8. Attachment VIII HE Appendix C Sites Inventory, 9. Attachment IX HE Appendix D Housing Constraints, 10. Attachment X HE Appendix E Past Accomplishments, 11. Attachment XI HE Appendix F Fair Housing Assessment, 12. Attachment XII HCD Comment Letter 11/28/22, 13. Attachment XIII City Response to HCD Comments Matrix, 14. Attachment XIV Draft PC Minutes HE 1/26/23
Related files: WS 21-039, PH 23-003, WS 22-027, WS 22-022, PH 24-014
DATE: February 7, 2023

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Acting Director of Development Services


Housing Element: Adopt a Resolution Amending the General Plan to Include the 2023-2031 Housing Element


That the City Council adopts a resolution (Attachment II) approving an Amendment to the General Plan for the 2023-2031 Housing Element; and review an EIR Addendum related to the General Plan Amendment prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.


The City Council is being asked to review and adopt a General Plan Amendment for Hayward's 6th Cycle Housing Element (2023-2031). Pursuant to State Law, all local jurisdictions in California must update the Housing Element, a required chapter of the City's General Plan every five to eight years. The City of Hayward is on an eight-year cycle. The last Housing Element was adopted on December 2, 2014, and the updated Housing Element was due January 31, 2023.

A Housing Element is an opportunity for a community to analyze local housing challenges and develop solutions to address those issues. Thus this Housing Element is composed of the goals, policies, programs and actions to remove constraints and streamline new development; allows for the establishment of a variety of housing types; prioritizes funding for affordable housing development, particularly for special needs populations; ensures that programs affirmatively further fair housing goals; provides education and outreach opportunities for residents; and identifies sites that are zoned to accommodate the City's Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). It is essential to note that State Housing Law does not require that jurisdictions build or finance new housing, but we must plan for it in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair housing.

Following adoption of the Draft Housing Element, staff will incorporate any change...

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