Working Draft Housing Element
The Housing Element is Moraga’s plan to meet future housing needs in the town over the next eight years (2023-2031). It includes an assessment of all existing housing, as well as the projected housing needs within the community, an analysis of adequate housing sites, and an analysis of potential constraints on housing development. It also establishes the community’s vision for local policies and programs to direct the way housing develops, consistent with State law.
Over the past year, the Town has been working to update the Housing Element and has prepared working drafts of each of the required components listed below. The Town must submit a Working Draft to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review prior to submitting a final adopted Housing Element for certification by January 31, 2023. State law requires the Town to allow at least 30 days for public comment on the Initial Draft.
This document was initially published on June 30, 2022. As required by State law, it was circulated for a period of 30 days, ending on July 30, 2022. There were three public meetings convened during the review period, each providing an opportunity for public comment. The Town provided 10 business days at the conclusion of the 30-day review period to consider the comments received. This is a revised version of the document initially released on June 30, incorporating comments made by the Moraga Planning Commission, the Moraga Town Council, and the general public during the review period. This document was submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on August 12, 2022, at the end of the 10-day period for consideration of public comments. The State has 90 days to provide comments. Once the Town receives the State’s comments, it will revise this document and prepare a Public Review Draft Housing Element for adoption. The Town is statutorily required to adopt the new Housing Element by January 31,2023.
On November 10, 2022, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has provided a comment letter on the Draft Moraga Housing Element. The comment letter can be found below.