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August 5, 2021
6:30 PM
To be announced
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Housing Element Update logo 2021
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Housing Element Update Community Workshop

Thursday, August 5, 2021

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A community workshop is scheduled for Thursday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. Please check for meeting details and how to participate. 

For more information, please contact the Planning Division at or 626-307-1315.

Since 1969, the State of California has required that all cities and counties adequately plan to meet the housing needs of everyone in the community. State law requires each jurisdiction to accommodate its fair share of affordable housing, as an approach to distribute housing needs throughout the state.

In 2019, the City of Monterey Park updated the Land Use Element of the General Plan, which resulted in changes to allowed land uses. Now, the City will be updating the Housing and Safety Elements and creating a new Environmental Justice element. State law requires that housing elements be updated every eight years. The City’s last housing element was completed in 2013 and is now due for an update, and we want to hear from you!

So, What Is in a Housing Element?

The Housing Element is a policy guide that analyzes the need for housing in the community, particularly the affordability and quality of housing supply. It serves as a strategy to address housing needs across economic and social spectrums.

The Housing Element includes:

  • Housing Needs Assessment – Existing and projected housing need for all income segments.
  • Housing Constraints Analysis – Including market, governmental, infrastructure, and environmental constraints.
  • Housing Resources – Residential sites inventory for future housing needs.
  • Review of Past Accomplishments – Describes accomplishments from prior Housing Element programs.
  • Housing Plan – Housing programs, goals, and policies.

Please visit the website for information at The website provides all the information you will need to stay up to date and provide feedback on the project, including upcoming community workshop, City public meetings, reports and resources, and other opportunities.