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Housing Element Update

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

Coronado 2021-2029 Housing Element Update

Public Review Draft Housing Element Update 2021-2029
The City of Coronado has released the Public Review Draft Housing Element Update 2021-2029 for the 6th Cycle Planning Period which can be found below. We are seeking comments from interested parties and will provide all comments received by April 16, 2021 at 5pm will be provided to the California Department of Housing and Community Development for their review. All comments received on the Public Review Draft Housing Element will be considered by the Planning Commission and City Council prior to adopting a Housing Element Update at a later to-be-determined date.

Public Review Draft Housing Element Update 2021-2029

You may submit comments to Jesse Brown at [email protected]

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

Contact Jesse Brown, Senior Planner, at [email protected].
Para información en español, por favor de comunicarse con Tanairi Romano [email protected]

RHNA Allocation

In January 2020, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) distributed its allocation of planned housing units under the regional housing needs allocation (RHNA) to Coronado and other San Diego County cities. Coronado was assigned a stunning 1,001 new housing units, up 2,000 percent 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 that can be found here.

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.  

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