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File #: 2022-2083   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Historical Advisory Board
On agenda: 6/2/2022
Title: Public Workshop to Review and Comment on the April 2022 Draft Housing Element
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 Transit Map, 2. Item 7-A Public Comment as of June 6, 2022
Title

Public Workshop to Review and Comment on the April 2022 Draft Housing Element

Body

To: Honorable Chair and
Members of the Historical Advisory Board

From: Allen Tai, City Planner

BACKGROUND

The City of Alameda is in the third year of work to update the Housing Element to ensure compliance with State Housing Law. As described in prior staff reports and the draft Housing Element, the City of Alameda (City) must identify lands that can be feasibly developed for housing during the 2023-2031 Housing Element period to accommodate over 5,353 units, per State of California Government Code requirements. Under AB 686, cities are also required to affirmatively further fair housing through "deliberate action to explicitly address, combat, and relieve disparities resulting from past and current patterns of segregation to foster more inclusive communities." This means the Housing Element must not only achieve a numeric goal of 5,353 units, but also demonstrate that new housing opportunities are equitably distributed throughout Alameda neighborhoods.

DISCUSSION

On June 2, 2022 the Historical Advisory Board (HAB) will continue its public workshop on the Draft Housing Element for the 2023-2031 Housing Element cycle that had occurred on April 7, 2022 and May 6, 2022.
Draft Housing Element
For this workshop, staff is providing the HAB with the latest version of the Draft Housing Element, which is the same information presented to the Planning Board at its May 23, 2022 meeting. The staff report and exhibits are available online:
https://alameda.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=5653526&GUID=4AC7A08F-7BA2-48CE-8888-6887AF1B848E&Options=&Search=
Exhibit 1 contains all of the revisions the April 2022 Draft Housing Element in response to community comment and further technical review.
Exhibit 2 contains the public comments.
As noted at the May 6, 2022 HAB meeting, state law requires City to submit a draft to the State Department of Housing and Communit...

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