Housing Element Update 2023

Informational Documnets

Wasco HEU Brochure (PDF)
Wasco HEU Flyer (PDF)
Wasco HEU Mailer (PDF)

What is the purpose of the Housing Element?

Since 1969, California has required that all local governments (cities and counties) adequately plan to meet the housing needs of everyone in the community.

California’s local governments meet this requirement by adopting housing plans as part of their “general plan” (also required by the state). General plans serve as the local government’s "blueprint" for how the city and/or county will grow and develop and include nine elements: land use, transportation, conservation, noise, open space, safety, air quality, environmental justice, and housing. 

The Housing Element provides policies and associated programs to accommodate growth, produce opportunity for the development of new housing units, preserve existing housing stock and provide housing opportunities for all economic segments of the community.

How can I get involved in the Housing Element Update process?

Surveys - Please scan the QR code below, to complete the Housing Element Update survey. 

English Survey
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Encuesta en Español

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Community Workshops - Please attend our Housing Element workshop. First  Community Workshop to be held on: 
April 10, 2023, at 6:00PM
City Council Chambers
746 8th Street
Wasco, CA 93280

What is RHNA?

Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process is used to assign each city and county in California their “fair share” of new housing units to build. These units of housing are intended to accommodate existing need and projected growth in the region. The RHNA process is critical because it requires all cities and counties to plan for the housing needs of their residents, regardless of income, to plan for future growth and ease California’s acute housing crisis.

Why is the City updating its Housing Element?

The City is required by State Housing law to update its Housing Element every eight years. The Housing Element is part of the City’s General Plan. The current certified 5th Cycle Housing Element is for the 2014-2023 planning period. The City is in the process of preparing its 6th Cycle Housing Element for the 2023-2031 planning period.