Housing Element

Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element is available for public review

Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element Update

Join us as we look forward to address the City's future housing needs as part of the update of the Housing Element, a key component of the City's General Plan. Click the link at the bottom of this page to review the draft. Participation by all economic segments in the preparation of the Housing Element is important to the City of Redondo Beach and required by State law. This process not only includes residents of the community, but also coordinates participation among local agencies and housing groups, community organizations, and housing sponsors.

To date the City has held multiple General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings, City-wide community meetings, and most recently upwards of six public hearings beginning in April of 2021 with the City’s Planning Commission and City Council that have focused on meeting the City’s future housing needs. This draft Housing Element represents the culmination of the City’s robust efforts over the past few years working closely with the GPAC, the community, local agencies and housing groups, and the City’s appointed and elected officials.

Below is a brief summary of the contents within the City’s Draft Housing Element for the 2021-2029 planning period followed by a link to the draft document.

The Housing Element is concerned with specifically identifying ways in which the housing needs of existing and future resident populations can be met. This Housing Element represents the City of Redondo Beach’s sixth Housing Element update and covers a planning period of October 15, 2021 to October 15, 2029. The Housing Element identifies strategies and programs that focus on:

  • Conserving and improving existing affordable housing;
  • Providing adequate housing sites;
  • Assisting in the development of affordable housing;
  • Removing governmental and other constraints to housing development; and
  • Promoting equal housing opportunities.

An important goal of this element is to preserve the character of existing single-family residential neighborhoods and continue to improve the low, medium, and higher density multi-family residential neighborhoods. Diversity in the types of housing in the City is necessary to accommodate a population with varying socioeconomic needs. This Housing Element provides policies and programs to address these issues. The Redondo Beach Housing Element consists of the following major components:

Introduction: An overview of the purpose and contents of the Housing Element (Section 1).

Housing Needs Assessment: An analysis of the demographic and housing characteristics and trends (Section 2).

Housing Constraints: A review of potential market, governmental, and environmental constraints to meeting the identified housing needs (Section 3).

Housing Resources: An evaluation of resources available to address housing goals (Section 4).

Review of Past Accomplishments: An evaluation of accomplishments under the adopted Housing Element (Section 5).

Housing Plan: A statement of the Housing Plan to address the identified housing needs, including housing goals, policies and programs (Section 6).

Appendix A: Review of Past Accomplishments

Appendix B: Detailed Residential Sites Inventory

Appendix C: Public Participation

Appendix D: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Click on the link below to view the document:

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Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element (ensure pop-ups are enabled as the document will open in a new window)

The City is accepting comments electronically by email.  Submit your written comments to RBHousingElement@redondo.org

The Draft Housing Element will be considered at public hearings by the Planning Commission and then the City Council in Fall 2021. The written comments we receive will be provided to the Planning Commission and the City Council as part of their consideration of the City's Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element.

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