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The Housing Element of the General Plan identifies Chula Vista’s housing needs and establishes clear goals and objectives to inform future housing decisions. This important effort will identify existing capacity and guide Chula Vista's housing policy creation and implementation from 2021 to 2029. The state requires that the Housing Element be updated every eight years, and that the Housing Element demonstrate the City has sufficient capacity to accommodate the number of housing units identified in the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA). These frequent updates are a reflection of the vital role housing plays in ensuring the shared prosperity of our region. City Planning and the Housing Divisions are working together on the 2021-2029 Housing Element, a multi-year update that will help us address the growing housing challenges faced by our City.
The current 2013-2020 Housing Element sets a number of ambitious goals to increase housing production and preservation, ensure neighborhood livability, prevent discrimination, and end homelessness. This foundation has allowed Chula Vista to advance a progressive set of programs and initiatives to develop and preserve both market-rate and affordable housing. This update presents an opportunity to build on that foundation as we continue to address the housing crisis. To be a truly valuable tool, the Housing Element update requires significant public engagement. Consider signing up for updates to get involved.