Draft of WeHo Housing Element Report is Now Available for Review

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The City of West Hollywood’s draft Housing Element Report for 2021 to 2029 is now available for public review and community input. The Housing Element serves as a policy guide that provides an indication of housing needs in the community – in particular, the availability, affordability, and adequacy of housing.

The City of West Hollywood encourages community members to take part in the process of reviewing the draft Housing Element Report and providing comments and input. The forthcoming Housing Element is for the period of 2021 to 2029 and it will assist the City in completing its housing policy framework for the future to address vital housing needs in the community. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will concurrently review the draft and will provide comments to ensure that the Housing Element meets all State requirements.

The Housing Element is required by the State of California to be included in the City of West Hollywood’s General Plan and it must be updated every eight years to demonstrate that the housing needs of all community members can be met regardless of income. The purpose of the Housing Element is to achieve an adequate supply of safe and affordable housing. It assesses housing needs for a variety of income groups and lays out a program to meet those needs as part of a strategy for addressing housing needs across the economic and social spectrum.

The draft Housing Element Report for 2021 to 2029 is available for viewing at www.weho.org/housingelement.

For more information or to submit written feedback, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Project Development Administrator, Alicen Bartle, by email at abartle@weho.org or by postal mail to West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

For more information about the City’s Rent Stabilization and Housing Division, please visit www.weho.org/housing.

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