Housing Element Update (2021-2029)

Housing Element

City of Rosemead Housing Element Update (2021-2029)

The City of Rosemead, along with all jurisdictions throughout the State, is mandated by California State Law to prepare a Housing Element update for State certification. This update will cover the housing planning period between 2021 and 2029, often referred to as the 6th Cycle. This update began in the fall of 2020 and must be completed prior to October 2021. Companion tasks to the Housing Element Update include focused updates to the General Plan relating to the Public Safety Element and addition of environmental justice policies to comply with State legislation.

State law requires the Housing Element to be updated every eight years. The City’s current Housing Element for the 2014 to 2021 planning period (5th Cycle) is linked below, which will remain valid until the Housing Element Update (2021-2029) is adopted in winter 2021. 

City of Rosemead Housing Element (2014-2021)

View the Housing Element Public Review Draft, Public Safety Element Draft, and Addendum to the Rosemead General Plan Update Final Environmental Impact Report (NEW!)

The 6th Cycle Housing Element public review draft may be reviewed during regular business hours (7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday) at City Hall, 8838 East Valley Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770.

The Housing Element public review draft documents, draft of the Public Safety Element, and Addendum to the Rosemead General Plan Update Final Environmental Impact Report, can be viewed by clicking here. (NEW!)

The Housing Element public review draft, Public Safety Element draft, and Addendum to the Rosemead General Plan Update Final Environmental Impact Report will also be available for review at the following locations:

  • Rosemead Library – 8800 Valley Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770
    Mon, Wed, & Thurs: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Tues: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Fri: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sat & Sun: Closed
  • Garvey Center – 9108 Garvey Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770
    Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    Sat & Sun: Closed
  • Rosemead Community Recreation Center – 3936 N. Muscatel Ave., Rosemead CA 91770
    Mon-Thurs: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Fri, Sat, & Sun: Closed

How to Comment on the Housing Element Public Review Draft

The 2021-2029 Housing Element Update was circulated for a 60-day public review and comment period for responsible agencies, interested organizations, and members of the public, from September 3, 2021 to November 3, 2021. Public hearings for the project with the Planning Commission and City Council are anticipated to follow in the winter of 2021 and will be further noticed.

Planning Commission Hearing - December 20, 2021 (NEW!)

To view the Notice of Public Hearing, please click here.

Your Comments are Important!

The City would appreciate input from the community, housing stakeholders, and service providers on the Housing Element.

Get Involved and Stay Informed

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, the City is taking a new approach in its outreach efforts to ensure the health and safety of our community through the Housing Element Update process, while emphasizing the importance of community participation. The City, with assistance from a project team will be launching an online housing needs survey, conducting stakeholder interviews, facilitating a community workshop, and holding a joint study session with the Planning Commission and City Council. These are strategies for gathering feedback from the community on the future of housing within the City, as well as serve as educational opportunities to share more about the Housing Element Update process. Additional information will be added to this project webpage as logistics for community participation are determined. 

Interested in joining our project email list? Please join our email list to stay up to date on the project and opportunities to get involved. 

If you’d like to join the email list or have questions or comments, please contact the Planning Division:

Contact: Lily Valenzuela, Planning and Economic Development Manager
Email: [email protected]

Virtual Community Workshop

A recording of the Virtual Community Workshop held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. can be found HERE.

To participate in the polling questions that were part of the Virtual Community Workshop, please click the following link below:


Process and Project Schedule

HCD requires each jurisdiction in the SCAG region to submit a final adopted Housing Element to HCD by October 15, 2021. As a result, the City entered into an agreement with Veronica Tam Associates (VTA), Morse Planning Group (MPG), and RRM Design Group to initiate and complete the City’s Housing Element Update in order to meet HCD’s deadline. The process involves the evaluation of current and future needs, analysis of local housing production constraints, identification of adequate housing sites, establishing new policies and programs, drafting the updated Housing Element document, and preparing an Addendum to the General Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Please note the timeline below is for reference only and subject to change.