Maintaining a State-compliant Housing Element ensures that Colma is eligible for critical state and federal funds that require a certified Housing Element. Jurisdictions that do not maintain a compliant Housing Element are at risk of significant repercussions, including:
- Potential loss of local land use control;
- Carryover of unaddressed allocations, increasing the total number of housing units that the Town is responsible for accommodating;
- Ineligibility for various State-administered funds, including infrastructure, parks, housing, and planning funds: and
- The Town’s entire General Plan becomes vulnerable to challenge.