Adopted 2023-2031 Housing Element
Pre-Certified Housing Element (Published June 30, 2023)
The Town of Moraga adopted the 6th cycle Housing Element on January 25, 2023 and submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development on January 26, 2023. On March 27, HCD notified the Town that additional revisions would be required before a determination of compliance could be made. The Town resubmitted the document with the requested revisions on May 9, 2023. On June 14, 2023, HCD notified the Town that further revisions were required. These revisions were provided to HCD on June 20, 2023. On June 29, 2023, HCD notified the Town of its intent to issue a compliance letter for the Housing Element, inclusive of the revisions. The revisions are technical in nature and do not change the substance of the adopted document.
“Tracked change” and “clean” copies of the document are available below:
- 2023-2031 Moraga Housing Element, with Track Changes (PDF), incorporating revisions through July 10, 2023
- 2023-2031 Moraga Housing Element, "Clean" version (PDF), incorporating revisions through July 10, 2023
The Town Council will consider this item in an informational report to be provided by staff at its regular meeting on July 12, 2023.
An earlier version of the above documents was posted to the Town’s website on June 30, 2023, and notice was provided to interested parties. As required by State law, the Town provided seven days for public comments. One comment letter was received, on July 7, 2023. A copy of the comment letter and the Town’s responses is included below. The Town made minor edits to Programs 26 and 30 in response to the public comment. These are noted in the versions above.
6th Cycle Housing Element (Adopted January 25, 2023)
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.
On March 27, 2023, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Division of Housing Policy Development has provided a comment letter on the Town of Moraga's 6th Cycle (2023-2031) Adopted Housing Element. The comment letter can be found below:
Public Comments on Adopted Draft
The Moraga Town Council adopted the Housing Element on January 25, 2023. A number of written comments were received immediately prior to the meeting. These comments, as well as staff’s responses, are provided at the links below. Also included below is a letter from the Moraga Town Attorney to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) confirming the Town’s compliance with SB 330. This is in response to comments from HCD on the 6th Cycle Working Draft.
6th Cycle Housing Element Working Draft
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.