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File #: 21-0897    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: Planning and Housing Commission
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action:
Title: GPA2021-0001: General Plan Housing Element Update for Planning Period 2021-2029 for the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment. (Applicant: City of Corona)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Exhibit 1 - Resolution No. 2578, 3. Exhibit 2 - Housing Element Update Draft 2021-2029, 4. Exhibit 3- Housing Programs Revised Redlined Version, 5. Exhibit 4 - General Plan EIR Addendum
PLANNING AND HOUSING COMMISSION
STAFF REPORT



DATE: 10/11/2021

TO: Honorable Chair and Commissioners

FROM: Planning & Development Department

APPLICATION REQUEST:
Title

GPA2021-0001: General Plan Housing Element Update for Planning Period 2021-2029 for the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment. (Applicant: City of Corona)

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RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommended action
That the Planning and Housing Commission recommend adoption of the Addendum to the General Plan Environmental Impact Report (SCH#2018081039) and APPROVAL of GPA2021-0001 to the City Council, and adopt Resolution No. 2578 granting GPA2021-0001 to update the General Plan Housing Element for Planning Period 2021-2029.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Housing Element is one of the eight mandatory elements of the City's General Plan. Pursuant to state law, the Housing Element is required to be periodically updated, which is every eight years. The Housing Element is responsible for identifying a city's existing and projected housing need; goals, policies and quantified objectives on achieving housing for all economic segments of the population; available financial resources; scheduled programs for the preservation of housing and an identification of adequate housing sites for all economic segments of the community, persons with special needs and emergency shelters.

BACKGROUND
The city initiated the update to its Housing Element in November 2020. The Housing Element Update for planning period 2021-2029 aligns with the State's allocation of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment, commonly known as RHNA. The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Regional Council adopted the final RHNA allocation for the jurisdictions within its region at its meeting on March 4, 2021. The below table shows the city's final RHNA allocation on the number residential housing units for each income category. The city is required to show how the units are being planned for in the Housing Elemen...

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