FAQ Topic: Housing Element Update 2023-2031


Help shape the future of housing in Colma! Your opinion can help us set policies and programs to achieve housing needs for your community. Let your voice be heard! The survey will be active from 4/8/22 to 4/29/22. Submissions will be anonymous. Paper copies will be available at Town Hall and our various events. Link … Continued

How to Get Involved in the Process?

Colma’s Planning Department will hold opportunities for the community and other stakeholders to engage with and provide feedback in regard to future housing in town. There will be an online survey that will be active from 4/8/22 to 4/29/22. Alternatively, paper copies will be available at the front counter at Town Hall as well as … Continued

Regional Housing Needs Allocation (6th Cycle 2023-2031)

Regional Housing Needs Allocation (6th Cycle 2023-2031) Fundamental to the Housing Element Update, is how the Town addresses its assigned fair-share of regional housing needs. This fair-share is determined through a regional housing needs allocation process.  HCD, with input from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), determines the region’s total housing need for the … Continued

Benefits of Updating the Housing Element

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 … Continued

Why Update the Housing Element?

Under State law, every city and county is required to update its Housing Element to address specific requirements and submit the updated Housing Element to HCD. The Housing Element Update will build upon, and revise, as appropriate, the goals, policies, and programs of the Housing Element, to ensure that the City can meet the housing … Continued

What is a Housing Element?

The Housing Element have been mandatory portions of local general plans in California because providing housing for all Californians is considered by the state legislature to be of vital importance.  A Housing Element provides an analysis of a community’s housing needs for all income levels, and strategies to respond to provide those housing needs. It … Continued

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