The City of Carlsbad City Council on March 28, 2017, adopted Resolution 2017-052, approving an update to the Housing Element, a mandatory element of the city’s General Plan. The updated element, which provides the city’s housing plan for 2017-2021, is available to review online. The Housing Element is a state-required plan to ensure the city can meet future housing needs, including a variety of housing types, densities and options for low income residents and those with special needs.
Some of the specific topics addressed in the housing element include:
Conserving and improving existing affordable housing.
Making the most of housing opportunities throughout the community.
Assisting in the provision of affordable housing.
Removing governmental and other constraints to housing investment.
Promoting fair and equal housing opportunities.
The State Department of Housing and Community Development issued a December 20, 2016 letter to the city that stated, "The draft four-year update meets the statutory requirements of State housing element law. The element will comply with State housing element law (GC, Article 10.6) when adopted and submitted to the Department, in accordance with GC Section 65585(9)". On April 6, staff submitted the adopted document to the state for a final compliance review. On June 6, the state issued a letter finding the adopted housing element in full compliance with state housing law.
The March 28, 2017 City Council Staff Report is available by searching on the city's Public Records Access page