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Housing Plan Update

The City of Carlsbad is updating its housing plan, something required by state law to ensure the city is meeting the housing needs of all members of the community. This includes updating city housing policies and designating space for about 3,900 new housing units by 2029.


The city is seeking input from the public on the draft housing plan. Feedback can be provided via mail or email through Dec. 14, 2020, to:

Scott Donnell
Senior Planner, Community Development
1635 Faraday Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008

Review the draft housing plan
Nov. 16 - Dec. 14, 2020

Community members can learn more about the city’s housing plan update by watching this video and visiting the city’s website.

The Housing Element Advisory Committee, a group of residents representing different parts of the city, will meet to review, hear public comments and provide input on the draft housing plan on the following dates at 3 p.m.:

The Housing Commission will also meet in a virtual public meeting to further discuss the plan and hear public comments on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m.

Members of the public are welcome to observe the meeting online via the livestream and email comments to planning@carlsbadca.gov for the committee.

Next steps for the housing plan update process include:

Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, 2020          Draft plan released for public review
January – April 2021                Public hearings for final plan adoption

         - Housing Commission
         - Planning Commission
         - City Council

April 2021                            Final plan provided to the state for approval

More information

November 19, 2020