2023-2031 Housing Element

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Overview of Housing Element

The City of Emeryville launched the 6th update to the Housing Element in April 2021. On December 12, 2022 the City Council unanimously adopted the 2023-2031 Housing Element and approved it for submittal to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for certification (landscape and formatted version available here). On February 3, 2023 HCD issued a letter stating that the adopted housing element is in full compliance. The Housing Element describes the needs and conditions of the City, assesses patterns of segregation and disparities and access to opportunities, identifies development sites to accommodate the City's Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) of 1,815 units, and establishes goals, policies, and implementation actions to improve future housing opportunities.  

Draft Housing Element Review Schedule

Public Meetings

Below is the schedule of public meetings and topics that took place in the development of the Housing Element. All of the meetings were open to the public. Click on the dates below for meeting materials.

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
December 7, 2022

Annual Reports

By April 1 of each year the City must submit an annual report to HCD, that is reviewed and approved by the City Council, demonstrating progress on the Housing Element. A copy of the Annual Reports associated with the 2023-2031 Housing Element will be posted here. 

Contact Us

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