HCD Housing Element Memos

HCD Memos: Updates to Housing-Element Law and Technical Assistance

Publish Date

Applicable Statutory Citation
HCD Memorandum: Local Agency Surplus Land and Affordable Housing (AB 2135) (PDF)

March 27, 2015

GC § - 54220 - 54223

HCD Memorandum: Housing Element Updates and the 2014 San Joaquin Valley Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (PDF) February 9, 2015 GC § - 65583
HCD Memorandum: Option to Change Next Housing Element Updates from a 5-Year to a 8-Year Schedule (PDF) August 29, 2014

GC § - 65588(e)(3)(C)

HCD Memorandum: Transitional and Supportive Housing (SB 745) (PDF) April 24, 2014 GC § - 65582

HCD Memorandum: SB 375 (PDF)

Appendix B – Amendments to State Housing Element Law  (SB 375) (PDF)

Appendix D – Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

October 4, 2013 GC § - 65400
GC § - 65883 (c)
GC § - 65883 (f)
GC § - 65884.04 (i)
GC § - 65887(d)
GC § - 65888(e)
HCD Memorandum: Alternative Adequate Sites Amendments (SB 720, AB 1103, and AB 1867) (PDF)
August 24, 2012 GC §
65400(a)(2)(B);
65582(h) and (i);
65583(a)(8); and
65583.1(c)(1)-(4)
HCD Memorandum: Persons with Developmental Disabilities (SB 812) (PDF) June 21, 2012 GC § 65583(a)(7)
HCD Memorandum: Default Density Standard Option (2010 Census Update) (PDF) June 20, 2012 GC § 65583.2(c)(3)(B)
HCD Memorandum: Flood Hazard and Flood Management (AB 162) (PDF) September 16, 2009 GC § 65302
HCD Memorandum: Local Planning and Approval for Emergency Shelters and Transitional and Supportive Housing (SB 2) (PDF)
May 7, 2008
Updated: April 19, 2013
GC § 65589.5
HCD Memorandum: Rezoning Deadlines for Jurisdictions That Failed to Make Sites Available in Prior Planning Period (AB 1233) (PDF) June 20, 2007 GC § 65584.09
HCD Memorandum: Water and Sewer Service Priority for Housing Affordable to Lower-Income Households (SB 1087) (PDF) May 22, 2006 GC § 65589.7
HCD Memorandum: Inventory and Suitability of Sites/Default Densities (AB 2348) (PDF)
Inventory and suitability of sites/default densities
June 9, 2005 GC § 65583
HCD Memorandum: Second-Unit Legislation (AB 1866) (PDF)
August 6, 2003 GC § 65852.2 and 65583.1
HCD Memorandum: Analysis of Constraints on Development of Housing for Persons with Disabilities (SB 520) (PDF) June 17, 2002 GC § 65583(a)(4) and 65583(c)(3)