The League was active in meeting with HCD to help draft the guidance. Although not every aspect of the plan reflects the League’s suggestions, it will likely help streamline the housing element review process. The updated guidance includes a “completeness checklist” to help local government ensure they are not missing statutory requirements before their submission to HCD.
The streamlined review process will be available to communities that obtained HCD-certified housing elements in the last cycle and completed basic program implementation.
City officials are encouraged to review the update guidance and submit comments. Please submit comments via email. Please also send a copy of your comments to Kirstin Kolpitcke.