2021- 2029 City of Moorpark Draft Housing Element
What is a Housing Element?
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) requires all local governments (cities and counties) to adequately plan to meet the housing needs of everyone in their community. A city’s general plan serves as their "blueprint" for how the city will grow and develop and includes eight elements: and use, circulation, housing, conservation, open space, noise, safety, and air quality.
The Housing Element includes goals, policies, programs and objectives to guide future housing growth to meet the needs of residents of all income levels in Moorpark.
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Links to Past Agendas, Meetings, and Important Dates
06/24/22 REVISED DRAFT HOUSING ELEMENT
Summary: The Revised Draft Housing Element is being circulated for public review prior to resubmittal to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).
05/09/22 STATE HCD DRAFT HOUSING ELEMENT RESPONSE LETTER
Summary: On May 9, 2022, staff received a response letter from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) regarding the February 7, 2022 submittal of the City's Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element. The City is currently reviewing the response letter and will incorporate comments and changes into the Draft Housing Element and aims to respond in the summer of 2022.
02/08/22 DRAFT HOUSING ELEMENT SUBMITTED TO STATE HCDSummary: On February 7, 2022, staff submitted the Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).
Summary: The Draft Housing Element was circulated for public review and comment.
01/19/22 CITY COUNCIL HEARING | (Video)Meeting Summary: The City Council considered the Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element and unanimously supported staff recommendation to submit the document to the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
01/13/22 PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING | (Video)Meeting Summary: The Planning Commission considered the Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element and unanimously supported staff recommendation to submit the document to the City Council.
12/09/21 GPAC MEETING 10 - HOUSING FOLLOW-UP | (Video)Meeting Summary: The focus of this meeting was to recommend including the draft Housing Plan in the updated Housing Element. The project team provided GPAC members with a summary of feedback received during focused outreach to housing stakeholders. Followed by a discussion of the draft housing plan goals and program recommendations, with reference to meeting State law requirements and addressing the themes raised by housing stakeholders and the GPAC during the prior meeting on September 2, 2021. GPAC members were asked to indicate their concurrence with the proposed Housing Plan and to identify any additional topics that should be considered for inclusion in the Housing Element.
09/02/21 GPAC MEETING 9 – HOUSING | (Video)Meeting Summary: GPAC members were provided with an overview of the contents of the Housing Element and its relationship to the General Plan. Staff were provided with an orientation to the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) and the City’s projected progress towards meeting the affordable housing goals established during the 6th Housing Element update cycle. GPAC members discussed and provided feedback on the proposed strategies to encourage the provision of housing within Moorpark and identified topics that should be considered for inclusion in the Housing Element’s goals and policies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does this matter?
While also meeting a state mandated requirement, an approved and adopted Housing Element will allow the City of Moorpark to apply for available State funding to develop more affordable housing and support housing related priorities in the community.
What is considered “affordable housing”?
Recent years have seen housing prices outpace increases in household income. The high demand for housing coupled with a limited supply of housing has made it increasingly more difficult to find and afford housing. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines an "affordable dwelling" as one that a household can obtain for 30 percent or less of its income. However, this varies from city to city.
For example: a household is considered "low-income" if it makes less than 80 percent of the median income in the local area (this is called Area Median Income, or AMI). So, by this definition, a dwelling is considered "affordable" for low-income families if it costs less than 24 percent of the area median income.
In the Southern California region, there is a scarcity of affordable housing. But in many areas, the basic problem is that demand for housing is high. For housing to be more affordable, the supply of houses needs to increase.
How can I provide feedback on the plan?
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