The Housing Element is a series of policies that shape the future of housing in Santa Paula.
These policies will maintain and improve the existing housing stock and expand housing opportunities for families of all economic levels and persons with special needs, such as disabilities.
Santa Paula's 2021-2029 Housing Element deemed in compliance with state housing law by the California Department of Housing & Community Development in February 2024, following a multi-year review and certification process.
California state law requires cities to update their Housing Elements every eight years.
Failure to obtain Housing Element certification could result in the City losing funding for many federal, state, and regional affordable housing programs. It's incredibly important!
The General Plan is the fundamental policy document of the City of Santa Paula, and provides the framework for managing the City's physical and economic resources now and in the future.
The Santa Paula City Council adopted the current General Plan in 2020, after completing of a multi-year process of clarifying, articulating and integrating the City’s intentions and policies with the rights and expectations of the community.
California state law requires cities to update their General Plan every 20 years, so the current version will be in use through 2040.
The Housing Element is a part of the General Plan, but is updated on an independent 8-year schedule.
Click here to access detailed information on the Housing Element and General Plan