City Council to Consider Changes to 2021-28 Housing Element on August 8

The Culver City Council will consider at its next meeting on August 8 minor changes to the Housing Element which identifies and plans for its housing needs between 2021 and 2029.

In January, the Council voted 3-2 to submit the third draft of city’s Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for certification prior to the February 21 deadline. The dissenting votes were cast by Councilmembers Albert Vera and Goran Eriksson.

As part of the City's General Plan Update (GPU), the Housing Element is the city's blueprint to identify housing needs; establish the goals and policies that are the foundation of its housing strategy; and provide a range of programs to create sustainable, varied-income neighborhoods across Culver City.

On April 21, Culver City received comments from HCD on the adopted Housing Element stating that “additional minor revisions were necessary to certify the Housing Element, including stronger substantiation for the likelihood of redevelopment on some sites and a deeper analysis of fair housing issues,” civic officials said.

City staff said they have completed the minor revisions and will present the modified Housing Element to the Council for re-adoption next Monday. The update will then be resubmitted to HCD for certification.

The updated Housing Element will be available to view by August 2.

Last December, the Council discussed other additions to the Housing Element, including incremental infill, developmental incentives to redevelop shopping centers and building housing in industrial and commercial areas.

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