General Plan Housing Element

Housing Element 2021-2029

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 January 31, 2022, the City Council adopted its 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element and 2021-2029 Technical Background Report.

The City of Ventura submitted the 6th cycle Housing Element to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in February 2022. On April 22, 2022 a comment letter was received from HCD. The City has made modifications to the 6th cycle Housing Element in response to HCD’s comments. The following documents will be submitted to HCD on January 17, 2023: 

    April 22, 2022 HCD Comment Letter

    Adopted 6th Cycle Housing Element with HCD revisions

    Adopted Technical Report with HCD revisions

Housing Element 2014-2021 Annual Progress Reports

The City reports annually on the implementation of the Housing Element for the previous year. The Annual Progress Report covers housing units produced for very-low, low, and moderate-income households, as well as above-moderate income (market-rate) housing.

2021 Annual Progress Report
2020 Annual Progress Report
2019 Annual Progress Report
2018 Annual Progress Report
2017 Annual Progress Report
2016 Annual Progress Report
2015 Annual Progress Report
2014 Annual Progress Report 

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

The 2015 Update of the Housing Element Land Inventory (HELI) lists all vacant or underutilized parcels in the City.