Targeted Amendments to City of Los Angeles 6th Cycle Housing Element Update (2021-2029)

PUBLISHED ON: April 20, 2022

On November 24, 2021, the Los Angeles City Council adopted the 2021-2029 Housing Element. The City Planning and Housing Departments are proud to have worked collectively with stakeholders to create a bold Housing Element for Los Angeles centered on a commitment to expand housing opportunities for all Angelenos.

On February 22, 2022 the City received a letter from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) stating that additional revisions were needed to the Housing Element's programs to ensure compliance with new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) requirements in state law.

The City has been actively collaborating with HCD and responding to the guidance, directions, and technical assistance provided by HCD over the past two months to bring the City’s Housing Element into full compliance.

A draft of the proposed narrow set of targeted amendments is now available for public comment. This document contains a listing of amendments and additions to programs in Chapter 6 to clarify metrics, milestones, and strategies to affirmatively further fair housing as well as expand place-based programs to encourage community revitalization. Programs which were not revised are available in Chapter 6 of the adopted Housing Element. With these modifications, the City believes that the Housing Element is in full compliance with all State Housing Element Law requirements and hopes to proceed with adoption later this spring.

The Department welcomes comments and feedback on the proposed targeted amendments, which may be provided to prior to April 27th, following that date comments should be directed to Information regarding an upcoming Public Hearing will be provided in a future update. You can learn more about the effort and sign up to get involved here: