2017 Mid-Cycle Housing Element Update

Affordable Housing in Riverside County

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2017 Mid-Cycle Housing Element Update

General Plan Amendment (GPA) No. 1218

The 2017 Mid-Cycle Housing Element Update is an amendment to the 2013-2021 Housing Element ("Adopted HE") adopted on December 6, 2016.  The Adopted HE 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 Adopted HE is essentially current, the focus of the 2017 Mid-Cycle Update is on updating current information and data in the Housing Element tables where such is available, and in the accompanying text, as needed, including a status update of implementing the Eight Year Action Plan.  No land use, program, or new housing needs strategies are being considered at this time within the context of this limited scope.  With this in mind, 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 es una enmienda al Elemento de Vivienda 2013-2021 ("Elemento Adoptado") que fue adoptado el 6 de diciembre de 2016. El Elemento Adoptado 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 Elemento Adoptado es esencialmente actual, el foco de la actualización de ciclo medio 2017 es actualizando información y datos actuales en las tablas del Elemento de Vivienda donde están disponibles y en el texto adjunto, según sea necesario, incluyendo una actualización de estado de implementación del Plan de Acción de Ocho Años. No se consideran el uso del terrenos, programa o nuevas estrategias de necesidades de vivienda en este momento dentro del contexto de este alcance limitado. Teniendo esto en cuenta, 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.

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. (comment period closed)

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



Public Review Draft:

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)

Compilation of Housing Element Update revisions:

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

Note: Revisions to Draft Housing Element, per HCD's request - August 22, 2017

Approved Mid-Cycle Housing Element - October 3, 2013 (PDF Document)

Other Housing Element Documents:

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



Planning Commission Public Hearing:

September 20, 2017

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

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.



CEQA Compliance:

The Update does not propose any land use, programmatic or strategic direction changes. It only changes the Housing Element by updating tables and text with more current demographic information and updating the implementation status of the Eight Year Action Plan. No development or earth disturbing activities are approved with the adoption of GPA No. 1218. Therefore, the Update is exempt from CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that GPA No. 1218 may have a significant effect on the environment.



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) 955-3200 (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, and the environmental determination for the Mid-Cycle Housing Element (GPA 1218) under CEQA will be shown in the "Environmental Assessment (CEQA)" section 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