2017 Mid-Cycle Housing Element Update

The Draft 2017-2021 Housing Element is now available for public review. An electronic version of the document is available below in PDF format, which can be downloaded and/or printed, and hard copies are available for review at select locations listed below.

COMMENTS: Comments will be accepted for review and consideration until July 26, 2017, no later than 5:00 p.m.

Affordable Housing in Riverside County

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2017 Mid-Cycle Housing Element Update

The 2017 Mid-Cycle Housing Element Update (General Plan Amendment No. 1218) is an amendment to the 2013-2021 Housing Element adopted on December 6, 2016.  The 2013-2021 Housing Element was a comprehensive effort to review and modify the Element to cover the constraints and opportunities for providing affordable housing and special needs housing.  It also included a number of changes to the Element’s 8 year action plan to reflect the current and anticipated requirements to address housing needs.  Because the 2013-2021 Housing Element is essentially current, the focus of the 2017 Mid-Cycle Update is on providing current information and data in the Housing Element tables where such is available, and in the accompanying text, as needed.  Therefore, no policy changes or new housing needs strategies are being considered at this time.  Within the context of this limited scope, your comments are welcome with the understanding that a major substantive effort will commence in 2018 for the preparation of the 2021-2029 Housing Element.

La actualización del Elemento de Vivienda de ciclo medio 2017 (General Plan Amendment No. 1218) es una enmienda al Elemento de Vivienda 2013-2021 que fue adoptado el 6 de diciembre de 2016. El Elemento de Vivienda 2013-2021, también conocido como el "2013-2021 Housing Element," fue un esfuerzo integral para revisar y modificar el Elemento para cubrir las limitaciones y oportunidades para proporcionar viviendas asequibles y viviendas para personas con necesidades especiales. También incluyó una serie de cambios en el plan de acción de 8 años del Elemento para reflejar los requerimientos actuales y anticipados para atender las necesidades de vivienda. Debido a que el 2013-2021 Housing Element es esencialmente actual, el foco de la actualización de ciclo medio 2017 es proporcionar información y datos actuales en las tablas del Elemento de Vivienda donde están disponibles y en el texto adjunto, según sea necesario. Por lo tanto, no se están considerando en este momento cambios en las políticas ni en las estrategias de necesidades de vivienda nueva. En el contexto de este alcance limitado, sus comentarios son bienvenidos con el entendimiento de que se iniciará un importante esfuerzo sustantivo en 2018 para la preparación del Elemento de Vivienda 2021-2029 (2021-2029 Housing Elemment).

Si tiene alguna pregunta o si desea hacer arreglos para un traductor para cualquier reunión u audiencia, por favor comuníquese con Roberto Flores por correo electrónico a RFlores@RivCo.org o por teléfono al (951) 955-1195. 



Comments will be accepted for review and consideration until July 19, 2017, no later than 5:00 p.m.

Comments may be submitted to the Planning Department by fax, email, or in person.



Draft Riverside County 2017-2021 Housing Element - Mid-Cycle update (PDF Document available as of June 12, 2017)

Hard copies of the 2017-2021 Housing Element will be available at the following locations:

Planning Department:

Riverside Office located at 4080 Lemon Street, 9th Floor (Public Counter Services), Riverside, CA 92501

(available as of June 13, 2017)

Desert Office located at 77-588 El Duna Court, Suite H, Palm Desert, CA 92211 (available as of June 15, 2017)

Public Libraries:

Riverside Public Library located at 3581 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501 (available as of June 13,2017)

Palm Springs Library located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (available as of June 14, 2017)

Approved 2016 Annual Housing Element Progress Report to the Board of Supervisors  -  May 23, 2017 (PDF Document)

Draft Mid-Cycle Housing Element 2017-2021 (submital to HCD) - June 30, 2017 (PDF Document)



Planning Commission Public Hearing:

September 6, 2017 (tentative)

The Agenda and Staff Report for the September 6th hearing may be obtained on the Planning Commission webpage 72 hours before the hearing date.

Board of Supervisors

October 3, 2017 (tentative)

The Agenda and Staff Report for the October 3rd hearing may be obtained on the Clerk of the Board 2017 Agendas website 72 hours before the hearing date.




Environmental determination is under review at this time.



GPA 1218 (MID-CYCLE HOUSING ELEMENT) - Contact Information

Peter Hersh, Planning Consultant/Principal Planner PHersh@RIVCO.org or (951) 955-8514

Robert Flores, Project Manager: RFlores@RIVCO.org or (951) 955-1195

Riverside County Planning Department

Riverside Office Desert Office
4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor 77-588 El Duna Court, Suite H
Riverside, CA  92501 Palm Desert, CA 92211
(951) 955-320 (760) 863-8277

Related Documents (EIR No. 548 for the previously approved 2013-2021 Housing Element) - Files

Note: The information in this section is provided for reference only. EIR No. 548 was prepared for the 5th Cycle Housing Element update, so the environmental determination for the Mid-Cycle Housing Element (GPA 1218) under CEQA will be shown in one of the sections above.

EIR Sections (PDF)
Cover Sheet
Title Page

0.1 - Table of Contents
0.2 - Executive Summary
1.0 - Introduction
2.1 - Project Description
2.2 - Approach to the Environmental Analysis
2.3 - Regulatory Framework
3.0 - Countywide Impact Analysis
4.1 - Elsinore Area Plan
4.2 - Mead Valley Area Plan
4.3 - Temescal Canyon Area Plan
4.4 - Highgrove Area Plan
4.5 - Harvest Valley-Winchester Area Plan
4.6 - Southwest Area Plan
4.7 - Western Coachella Valley Area Plan
4.8 - Eastern Coachella Valley Area Plan
4.9 - Lakeview Nuevo Area Plan
4.10 - The Pass Area Plan
5.0 - Alternatives
6.0 - Other CEQA Considerations
7.0 - Report Preparation Personnel 

Technical Appendices (PDF) - Available upon request
1. Appendix 2.1-2 HHDR OR MUA Sites
2. Appendix 2.2-1 GPA01122 and CZ07902
3. Appendix 3.0-1 Air Quality and GHG
4. Appendix 3.0-2 Noise
5. Appendix 3.0-3 Traffic
6. Appendix 3.0-4 Energy Consumption
7. Appendix 4.0-1 WRC-MSHCP Tables