Housing Element Update (2021-2029)

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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 fall 2021. 

City of Rosemead Housing Element (2014-2021)

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: ltrinh@cityofrosemead.org

 Virtual Community Workshop
Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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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 and circulating an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Please note the timeline below is for reference only and subject to change.