Housing Element

Housing Element 2014-2021


The Housing Element is a state mandated document that is part of the General Plan and contains analysis, policies, and programs with the objective to preserve, improve and promote housing for all economic segments of the community. On September 16, 2013, the City Council adopted its 2014-2021 General Plan Housing Element (PDF).

2017 Housing Element Amendment


As part of the City Council initiated General Plan Refinement Plan project, the City of Ventura submitted the following Preliminary Drafts of Housing Element Amendments to California Department of Housing and Community Development for review:
  1. HCD Transmittal Memo
  2. Preliminary Draft of Housing Element Amendment
  3. Preliminary Draft of Housing Element Technical Report Changes
  4. Land Inventory Maps for the Technical Report Appendix B
The City reports annually on the implementation of the Housing Element for the previous year. The current annual report is: 2016 Housing Element Annual Progress Report (PDF).

In addition, Senate Bill 244 required the City to evaluate unincorporated Saticoy: Feasibility Study (PDF).

The City of Ventura has released the 2015 Update of the Housing Element Land Inventory (HELI) which lists all vacant or underutilized parcels in the City.
If you have any questions concerning the Housing Element update, please contact Dave Ward, Planning Manager at 805-677-3964, or email.