Housing Element Update

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City of Coronado 2021 to 2029 Housing Element Update

The most recent version of the City's 2021-2029 Housing Element Update can be found in the following link and presented to the City Council at their July 20, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting.

Coronado 2021 to 2029 Housing Element Update (PDF)

Public Review Draft Housing Element Update 2021 to 2029

The City of Coronado has released the Public Review Draft Housing Element Update 2021 to 2029 for the 6th Cycle Planning Period: 

Public Review Draft Housing Element Update 2021 to 2029 (PDF)

What is a Housing Element?

  • Required Element of the Coronado General Plan
  • Assesses the City's existing and future housing needs of residents
  • Identifies future housing growth need by income category
  • Expresses official goals, policies, programs, and objectives for housing growth
  • Requires certification by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
  • The state can penalize the City for not having a certified Housing Element


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Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)

In January 2020, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) distributed its allocation of planned housing units under the RHNA to Coronado and other San Diego County cities. Coronado was assigned a stunning 1,001 new housing units, up 2,000% from the previous cycles.

Subsequently, the City appealed its RHNA allocation. SANDAG voted 14 to 5 to grant the appeal. However, due to provisions of state law, the City of San Diego called for a vote based on the populations of all jurisdictions. The five jurisdictions that voted against Coronado won by 55% in the weighted vote, which overturned the previous vote and denied the appeals. Coronado's RHNA allocation was changed from 1,001 units to 912 units. The City had a video prepared in an effort to explain the reasons for the appeal.

The Cities of Coronado, Imperial Beach, Solana Beach, and Lemon Grove have filed a lawsuit challenging SANDAG's RHNA vote. Notwithstanding the City's legal challenge to address the flawed methodology, the City is statutorily required to move forward with the Housing Element update in the meantime. Please continue to check this site for future updates.