Next Week: City Kicks off New Housing Element with Public Workshops

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Oct 19th, 2021
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The City of San Leandro invites members of the public to participate in upcoming workshops to learn more about and participate in the shaping of the next San Leandro Housing Element – a collection of goals, policies, and programs to meet the housing needs for all in San Leandro over the next eight years.

The first of these workshops takes place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 6:00PM until 7:30PM. The second workshop takes place on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 10AM until 11:30AM. Residents are encouraged to choose whichever time works best and register at www.SLHousingElement.com. (See more details in flyer below).

The Housing Element is a required part of the City’s General Plan intended to provide a comprehensive strategy for promoting the production of available, affordable, and adequate housing within the community. It serves as a strategy to address housing needs across the economic and social spectrum.

Per state law, every eight years, local governments must update their housing element and have it certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The City’s current Housing Element was adopted in 2015 and covers the period from 2015 to 2023. San Leandro, like all Bay Area jurisdictions, is required to update its Housing Element by January 31, 2023 for the period covering 2023-2031. Having an approved housing element makes San Leandro eligible for a variety of State or other public financing, including funds for affordable housing, parks, and infrastructure.

The Housing Element update includes many opportunities for the public to get involved. The City wishes to hear from people who live and work in San Leandro to help identify the City’s housing needs and priorities. To ensure inclusive housing policies that represent the values and ideas of the city’s diverse population, the City wants to hear from as many people as possible!

To learn more about the process, and to sign up for project updates, visit the San Leandro Housing Element website. If you have questions, please contact Principal Planner Avalon Schultz at aschultz@sanleandro.org.

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