Housing Element Workshop: New Laws & Tools

Fall 2020


The Housing Element Digital Workshop is a two-part series focused on providing local governments and other stakeholders in the SCAG region with information and resources to support their 6th Cycle Housing Element Updates. The workshop provided information on changes in housing element and related planning laws as well as available technical assistance offered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and SCAG.

Part 1:  Thursday, August 20th 2020, 1:00PM - 3:30PM

The first workshop day in this two-part series included sessions on Housing Element technical assistance and data elements offered by SCAG along with a deeper dive into HCD’s recently released Site Inventory Guidelines.


Part 2:  Thursday, August 27th 2020, 1:00PM - 3:30PM

The second day featured a discussion on determining accessory dwelling unit capacity and affordability. The agenda also included additional housing element guidance from HCD, such as affirmatively furthering fair housing and other requirements added to state housing law since the last housing element cycle.


For more information on SCAG’s Housing Element Support, contact: 
Kevin Kane / kane@scag.ca.gov / (213) 236-1828