Make Moraga Home


Since its incorporation in 1974, Moraga's Housing Element and General Plan have described the type of community we want to be in the future and set forth goals, policies and action programs to help us become that community. The housing element identifies opportunities, challenges, and resources associated with housing through the 2015-2023 Housing Element one of the seven mandated elements of the adopted 2002 General Plan. The State mandates the update of the Housing Element on eight-year cycles. The Town is now updating the Element for the next planning period, which is 2023-2031.

The Balancing Act Tool is now LIVE! 

The Town has released the Balancing Act Tool to help shape our community's future!  "Take the Moraga Housing Challenge" and allocate 800 multi-family housing units across 11 geographic subareas on an interactive map.

Balancing Act is an online mapping tool which allows residents to provide input on the most appropriate locations to potentially develop additional housing units in the Moraga community.  Based on projections, and projects currently in development pipeline, Moraga has a shortfall of 800 units in meeting its housing requirement of 1,118 units. The Balancing Act Tool enables residents to "click" on each of the subareas and use "plus" and "minus" tools to add virtual housing units to each area.  The number of units that can be assigned to each subarea is capped to avoid putting all the units in one zone. Once a player reaches 800 units, they receive the "you Have a Housing Plan!" message.  

Residents joined Town staff for a Balancing Act Walking Tour and learned more about the potential locations identified for additional housing and about the proposed densities.  View the  Self-Guided Tour Maps. It's fun, it's easy, and it takes just a few minutes.  Click The Photo below to take you to the simulator.

Balancing Act - long version for web

Housing Element Survey 

The Town completed a Housing Element Survey to collect community feedback and input on the Housing Element Update.  The survey closed in April 2022. 

Housing Element Timeline

 Upcoming Events & Meetings:

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. - Town Council Meeting providing direction on Opportunity Sites and Rezoning.

* If translation services are required, please contact the Planning Department at (925) 888-7040, 48 hours in advance of a meeting.  

* 如果需要翻譯服務,請在會議前 48 小時致電 (925) 888-7040 與規劃部聯繫。

* Si se requieren servicios de traducción, comuníquese con el Departamento de Planificación al (925) 888-7040, 48 horas antes de la reunión.

How Can I Get Involved?

Your informed participation and feedback is appreciated.  We encourage you to attend the meetings, contact staff with questions, and visit the website often for updates. 

Environmental Impact Report Notice of Preparation