Nevada City, CA
Housing Element Update

The City of Nevada City is conducting an update to the 2009-14 Housing Element.  The Housing Element, part of the City’s General Plan, is a policy document that addresses existing and future housing needs for all Nevada City residents and economic groups.  The State of California requires by law that the Housing Element be updated periodically, generally every four to eight years.  For this program, the City is updating the document for the 2019-2027 period.

The City is now in the process of adopting the document through public hearings with the Planning Commission and City Council. The Planning Commission considered the General Plan Amendment at a public hearing held on September 19, 2019 and voted to recommend adoption without change. The City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 317 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA. All are invited to attend this meeting to find out more and present testimony on the subject.

During a public workshop held on June 19, 2019, the public was provided and the City received public comments on the preliminary draft of the 2019-27 Draft Housing Element. That draft included public comments received during the initial public review comment period held between March 28 and June 19, 2019. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) reviewed the draft document, and the City coordinated a number of revisions to the draft. Based on this effort, HCD determined that the document complies with all related State Housing Laws (refer to the attached letter). As noted in the letter, the City now has less than 120 days to adopt the document to fully comply with State Housing Law. The HCD Final Version of the Housing Element can be reviewed at:

Nevada City 2019-2027 Housing Element Update


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