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  • Housing Element 2021-2029

    The Housing Element serves as a policy guide to address the comprehensive housing needs of the unincorporated areas. The primary focus of the Housing Element is to ensure decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for current and future residents of the unincorporated areas, including those with special needs.

    The 2021-2029 Housing Element was adopted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on May 17, 2022, and certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development on May 27, 2022.

    Capítulo de Vivienda del Plan General 2021-2029

    El Capítulo de Vivienda del Plan General sirve como un guía de políticas para abordar las necesidades de vivienda en las comunidades no incorporadas. Para más información sobre la actualización del Capítulo de Vivienda y otras iniciativas de vivienda, por favor contáctenos: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) o (213) 974-6427.

    El Capítulo de Vivienda fue adoptado por la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Los Ángeles el 17 de mayo de 2022, y certificado por el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario de California el 27 de mayo de 2022.

    洛杉磯縣房屋政策藍圖 2021-2029

    洛杉磯縣的《房屋政策藍圖》(Housing Element) 為縣內非建制地區 (unincorporated areas) 的房屋政策指南。其主要目的是要確保所有現在和未來的非建制地區居民,包括特殊需求者,都可入住安全、衞生和可負擔房屋。

    What does the Housing Element include?

    State law mandates updates to the Housing Element every eight years and requires specific components to be included:

    Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)

    The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) projects the housing need for unincorporated communities. SCAG assigns a number of housing units that the County is required to plan for in the eight year Housing Element cycle. That number of units is called the RHNA, and it is broken down by income category, ensuring that all economic groups are accommodated.

    Adequate Sites Inventory

    A jurisdiction then needs to show that there are enough sites within the jurisdiction to build that amount of housing. This task is called the Adequate Sites Inventory. In order to count toward the RHNA, sites must meet several criteria, including residential zoning of a certain density, a minimum lot size, and the site must be either vacant or underutilized. Underutilized means that the property is not built to its maximum capacity, so there is potential there for more units. If a jurisdiction cannot show that there are enough sites to address the housing need, the jurisdiction is required to develop a rezoning program. The rezoning ensures that there are enough sites with sufficient densities, to address the housing need identified through the RHNA.

    Constraints and Barriers

    Another component of the housing element is the identification of constraints and barriers to the development of housing, such as the time and cost of obtaining permits and the high cost of land.

    Goals, Policies and Implementation Programs

    The County must also develop goals, policies and implementation programs to address housing needs.

    • Goals: General statements about the desired housing outcomes, expressing the community’s values.
    • Policies: Specific statements that guide decision-making.
    • Implementation programs: Actions for carrying out the policies of the Housing Element. Each implementation program identifies lead/partner agencies and timelines. The Department of Regional Planning partners with other agencies that oversee housing, such as the Los Angeles County Development Authority and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, for implementation and administration.

    Final Document Download

    The Revised County of Los Angeles Housing Element (2021-2029) was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 17, 2022 and received State certification on May 27, 2022.

    Contact

    For more information about the Housing Element, contact the Housing Policy Section at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (213) 974-6417.

    Para más información sobre la actualización del Capítulo de Vivienda y otras iniciativas de vivienda, por favor contáctenos: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) o (213) 974-6427.

    若您對《房屋政策藍圖》的更新工作有任何疑問,請致電 (213) 974-6417, 或電郵至 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 與 Tina Fung 聯絡。

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