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Housing Element

Housing Element

The San Leandro Housing Element was developed to meet State planning requirements for accommodating future housing needs.

The City of San Leandro's first Housing Element was adopted in 2003, and updated in 2011 and 2015, and is part of the City's General Plan, which is the broader document that guides decisions about land use, transportation, natural resources, community design, public services and environmental hazards in San Leandro. The overall purpose of the Housing Element is to ensure that safe, decent, affordable shelter is provided for all San Leandro residents.

The Housing Element provides direction on the production of new market-rate and affordable homes and guides the city's housing programs and activities. It includes policies and actions related to new construction and rehabilitation, affordable housing development, first-time homebuyer programs, housing for seniors and others with special needs and fair housing practices in San Leandro. 

The Housing Element is the only part of the General Plan that must be formally certified by the State of California. San Leandro relies on a certified Housing Element to help secure funding for many of its housing-related programs.

The State requires cities to update their Housing Elements every five to seven years. Below is the link to the City’s recently updated Housing Element, which the City Council approved on January 20, 2015, and which has been forwarded to the State Housing and Community for final certification.