Housing Element Update

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2023-2031 Housing Element Update

Frequently Asked Questions

The Housing Element is a component of the City’s General Plan and includes analysis of the community’s housing needs, opportunities and constraints, impediments to fair housing, as well as policies and programs to facilitate the construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of housing for all economic segments of the community and persons with special needs. All jurisdictions in Santa Barbara County are required by State law to prepare an updated Housing Element for the 2023-2031 planning period.

City of Carpinteria’s Council adopted Housing Element is linked in the section below

County of Santa Barbara’s Housing Element Update and Interactive Map


June 2023

State’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) submitted the following letter to the City on June 12, 2023:

HCD’s Letter in response to the City’s Adopted Housing Element

April 2023

Council Adopted Housing Element

Cover Letter for Housing Element Submittal to HCD

City Response Letter to HCD

Coastal Commission Letter

Signed City Council Resolution 6218

Carpinteria Housing Element (Council Adopted)

The City’s Council adopted Housing Element was submitted to the State’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on April 12, 2023 for certification.

Past Meetings & Updates

The agendas, staff reports, and meeting recordings are archived here, unless otherwise noted:  Agendas & Meetings