Housing Element Update

2023-2031 Update and Meetings 

The Housing Element is one of seven required elements of the Town's General Plan. Due to the critical nature of limited housing and housing affordability with statewide implications, State law requires Housing Elements to be updated on a regular basis. The Town of Atherton is currently part of an 8-year update cycle (2023-2031) and is working to update the Housing Element. The Housing Element must be reviewed and certified by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) by January 2023. 

Community Meetings

As part of the Housing Element Update, the State requires the Town to show that it can successfully accommodate new homes on land within the Town limits for a range of household incomes. The town staff is currently working on identifying strategies and those properties that can help the Town plan for and make room for new housing within Atherton.  

  • April 26, 2022 - Community Meeting was held. To listed to AUDIO ONLY portions of that meeting click here

Join the Conversation and our Email List

Stay up-to-date on the latest information by signing up for the Atherton Housing Element Update Email List.

The Town welcomes your input and comments as part of the update process! See below for the supporting documents discussing housing needs, policies, sites and land use plans. 

Previous Meetings and Supporting Documents

  • October 16, 2019 - City Council - Establishment of RHNA - Click Here 
  • November 4, 2020 - City Council - RHNA Report and Process - Click Here
  • April 28, 2021 - City Council - Housing Element Update Process - Click Here
  • February 24, 2022 - City Council - Housing Element Update - Click Here
  • March 16, 2022 - City Council Meeting - 2021 Annual Report on General Plan Implementation - Click Here
  • March 16, 2022 - City Council Meeting - Housing Strategies Discussion - Click Here

Overview of Materials  

The Town released a Special Edition Newsletter - Housing Element Update. 

To read the full issue - Click Here.

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