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General Plan Housing Element Update (HEU)-2013


On October 29, 2013, the County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2013-2021 Housing Element to the Adopted General Plan. State housing element law requires every local government to update the housing element by the due date specified in statute, generally for either a five-year or eight-year planning period. The previous Housing Element was adopted on July 1, 2008 and amended on April 21, 2009.

The Housing Element is part of the County's General Plan designed to address the existing and projected housing needs of all economic segments of the community. The Housing Element serves as a framework to assess the County’s housing needs and establishes the County's housing policies. It is intended to ensure that decent, safe, and affordable shelter is provided for all residents of unincorporated areas of the county.

The Housing Element update process began in January 2012 and was completed with extensive public outreach including public workshops and community meetings, interviews with community residents, surveys, and other input. In November 2013, the County received a certification of compliance from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for its adopted 2013-2021 Housing Element.

​Public Notices

The Housing Element Update for 2013-2021 was completed over a 22 month process of working with local communities. Public participation included 14 community meetings throughout the county, multiple public workshops with the Board of Supervisors, a Planning Commission public workshop, public meeting with the County Agriculture Commission, and meetings with the Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee’s Housing Advisory Ad Hoc Group, comprised of over 60 community and business representatives, housing advocates, and local residents.

Participating organizations included the League of Women Voter’s Affordable Housing Coalition, the El Dorado County Association of Realtors, Mercy Housing California, El Dorado County Farm Bureau, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency Social Services and Mental Health Departments, Foster Parent Association, local Chambers of Commerce, developers, and low- to moderate-income residents of the county.

​Board of Supervisor Agenda Items

Please note: These agenda items may not reflect the most current information and are subject to change. For the latest information on agenda items related to this project, refer to the County online agenda calendar:

DateItemFile IDVer.Description
10/29/2013 1812-00784Adopt General Plan 2013-2021 Housing Element adopted by Resolution #161-2013
3/25/2013 712-00783Public Hearing to Approve Release of Draft Housing Element Update
12/4/2012 4112-00782Update on process for completing the 2013 General Plan Housing Element Update
1/24/2012 3512-00781Adopt Resolution of Intention 010-2012 to amend the County General Plan by updating the Housing Element in 2013

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If you have questions or would like more information, please contact County housing programs staff at: (530) 621-5855.


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