2023-2031 Housing Element

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Public Draft Now Available to Review!

The Emeryville Public Review Draft Housing Element was available for a 30-day public review period, from May 19 to June 18, 2022. Public comments received during the 30-day review period were considered and incorporated into a revised draft from June 19 to August 1, 2022. A red-line version of the Draft Housing Element is available here .The First Submittal Draft of the 2023-2031 Housing Element was submitted to HCD for review on August 1, 2022. HCD has up to 90 days to provide comments back to the City of Emeryville. A Revised Daft Housing Element is now available (October 19, 2022). All changes to the previous Draft Housing Element are shown in red. Comments may be submitted to housingelement@emeryville.org.

Overview of Housing Element

The City of Emeryville launched the 2023-2031 Update to the Housing Element in April 2021 and plans to submit the final report prior to the January 2023 deadline. The Housing Element will include an analysis of the following:

  • Review of 2015-2023 Housing Element
  • Housing Needs Assessment
  • Housing Resources & Opportunities
  • Assessment of Fair Housing
  • Housing Site Inventory
  • Housing Constraints
  • Housing Programs

 More specific information on the 2023-2031 Housing Element will be added to this page, when updates become available. 

Get Involved & Share Your Input

Focused and meaningful community engagement is an important part of the Housing Element update process; therefore, the City of Emeryville will hold stakeholder consultation meetings, community workshops and seek input and recommendations from the Housing Committee, Planning Commission and City Council in order to ensure we are soliciting input from all segments of the community.

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The following surveys have been closed and analysis of responses is underway.  Future surveys will be posted below. 

June 29, 2021: Housing Needs & Objectives Survey

July 7, 2021: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Survey

Public Meetings

Below is a schedule of tentative public meetings and scheduled topics for the Community to learn more about the Housing Element. The Public is open to attend any of the meetings listed below and provide their feedback. Click on the date for meeting materials, once available.

Housing Committee 
Community Workshops
Planning Commission
City Council
Housing Element Overview
April 7, 2021
June 29, 2021 (Presentation)
Accomplishments, Goals, Programs & Policies
July 7, 2021

Housing Needs Assessment & Assessment of Fair Housing
October 6, 2021
Site Inventory & Strategies for meeting RHNA
December 1, 2021

Housing Constraints &  Resources and Opportunities
February 2, 2022

Draft Report
June 1, 2022

June 7, 2022
Final Report

Additional Information

Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)

The California Department of Housing and Community Development determines the total number of new homes the each region needs to build—and how affordable those homes need to be—in order to meet the housing needs of people at all income levels. The Association of Bay Area Government (ABAG) distributes a share to each city, town and county in the Bay Area region. The RHNA allocated to Emeryville for the 2023-2031 timeframe is as follows:

Very Low Income (<50% of Area Median Income)                      451

Low Income (50-80% of Area Median Income)                           259

Moderate Income (80-120% of Area Median Income)                308

Above Moderate Income (>120% of Area Median Income)        797

TOTAL                                                                                        1,815

Contact Us

For questions, feedback or concerns regarding the Housing Element, please email housingelement@emeryville.org.