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 Draft Housing Element (November 2022)

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



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Past Meetings

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

  • Santa Barbara County South Coast Workshop / November 17, 2022
    For more information: https://www.countyofsb.org/3177/Housing-Element-Update
  • City Council and Planning Commission / October 17, 2022
  • Planning Commission / August 1, 2022
  • South Coast Housing Workshop / June 22, 2022
  • Planning Commission / June 6, 2022