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The Housing Element is part of the City’s General Plan and sets forth the policies and programs to address the housing needs of all households in Sacramento. It is the City’s 8-year housing strategy and commitment for how it will meet the housing needs of everyone in the community. State law (Government Code Sections 65580-65589.8) requires that every city and county in California adopt a Housing Element, subject to State approval, as part of its General Plan. Per SB 375 (Statutes of 2008), the planning period for the Housing Element is eight years. This places the Housing Element Cycle on a different timeline than the City’s regular 5-year updates to its General Plan. 

On August 17, 2021, City Council adopted the 2021-2029 Housing Element and associated environmental review. The City submitted the 2021-2029 Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for a 90-day review and certification period on August 20, 2021.  An amendment to the adopted Housing Element was requested by HCD in November 2021, and the City Council adopted this requested amendment on December 14, 2021.  

2021-2029 housing element

2021-2029 Housing Element

Appendix H-1 Community Profile

Appendix H-2 Land Inventory

Appendix H-3 Fair Housing Assessment

Appendix H-4 Housing Program Resources

Appendix H-5 Constraints

Appendix H-6 Opportunities for Energy Conservation

Appendix H-7 Evaluation of Past Housing Element

Appendix H-8 Outreach Meeting Summaries

Appendix H-9 Glossary

Sites Inventory Table

Click here to view the City's Web-Based Housing Element Sites Inventory

2021-2029 Housing Element resources

housing element annual progress reports

2021 Housing Element Annual Progress Report (Staff Report)

2022 Housing Element Annual Progress Report (Staff Report)



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Staff Contacts

Greta Soos, Associate Planner

Community Development Department

300 Richards Blvd, 3rd Floor

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 808-2027