Housing Element

Only areas below are considered part of the General Plan.

Overview
The State of California recognizes that an adequate supply of quality affordable housing is fundamental to economic and social well-being. Therefore, the California Legislature has adopted requirements for all local governments to further this goal by contributing to and advancing solutions to meeting their local and regional housing needs. All communities across California are required to prepare a Housing Element to address their local housing needs and a share of their region's need for new housing. This present housing element covers the planning period of 2013-2021.

Purpose of Element
An adequate supply of quality affordable housing is fundamental to the economic and social well-being of Menifee, its residents, and economy. State law requires all communities to prepare a housing element every 5 years. The Housing Element is required to address the production, preservation, and improvement of housing in the community. Among its most important functions, the Housing Element analyzes existing and future housing needs; addresses various constraints to meeting local housing needs; identifies land, financial, and administrative resources for housing; sets forth goals and policies to meet community housing needs; and establishes housing programs and an implementation plan.
Content
The Housing Element is required to address the production, preservation, and improvement of housing. Among its most important functions, the Housing Element analyzes existing and future housing needs; addresses constraints to meeting local housing needs; identifies land, financial, and administrative resources for housing; and sets forth goals, policies, and implementation programs to meet a community's varied housing needs. The result is a housing plan that balances the city's varied needs within the overall goal of creating and sustaining a strong community.

The City of Menifee's first 2013-2021 housing element is designed to comply with requirements in California housing element law. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 65585(b), the California Department of Housing and Community Development is required to review draft housing elements and report the findings to the jurisdiction. Due to the unique review process associated with draft housing elements, the City of Menifee Housing Element 2013-2021 can be reviewed online.