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Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element

Fresno County and 12 of the 15 cities in Fresno County are launching a Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element for the fifth round of housing element updates. Fresno COG is helping to coordinate the effort and this webpage will be the information center for the Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element. As the project progresses, this webpage will be updated with milestone documents and meeting announcements. 

 

The primary objective of the project is to prepare a regional plan for addressing housing needs through a single certified housing element for all 13 jurisdictions. The Fresno County Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element represents an innovate approach to meeting State Housing Element law and coordinating resources to address the region’s housing needs. The regional housing element approach, while tested in a few counties at much narrower scales, will be a major undertaking for Fresno COG and the 13 jurisdictions.

 

The following jurisdictions are participating in the effort: Fresno County, Clovis, Coalinga, Fowler, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Mendota, Parlier, Reedley, San Joaquin, Sanger, and Selma. 

 

What is a Housing Element?

 

The housing element is one of seven required elements of the general plan. However, it has several unique requirements that set it apart from the other six elements. State law  (Government Code Section 65580 (et seq.)) specifies in detail the topics that the housing element must address and sets a schedule for regular updates. State law requires each local government to update its housing element every eight years.  The housing element is also the only element reviewed and certified by the State for compliance with State law.  The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is the State department responsible for this certification.

 

The Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element will cover the planning period of December 31, 2015, through December 31, 2023, and must be adopted and submitted to HCD for certification by December 31, 2015.

 

For questions please contact Clark Thompson at 559-233-4148  ext. 203 or cthompson@fresnocog.org

 

Meeting Announcements

 

Below is a chart detailing the various Planning Commission and City Council/Board of Supervisor review/adoption dates for each agency involved in the Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element.

 

Agency Hearing Dates
Planning Commission City Council / Board of Supervisors
Clovis 1/28/2016 3/7/2016
Coalinga 2/9/2016 3/3/2016
Fowler 3/3/2016 4/5/2016
Fresno County 1/28/2016 3/15/2016
Huron 2/18/2016 3/16/2016
Kerman 2/8/2016 3/16/2016
Kingsburg 2/11/2016 3/16/2016
Mendota 2/16/2016 3/22/2016
Parlier n/a 2/17/2016
Reedley 2/4/2016 2/26/2016
San Joaquin 2/9/2016 3/8/2016
Sanger 2/25/2016 3/17/2016
Selma 2/22/2016 3/21/2016

 

Recent Documents


HCD Adopted Housing Elements Submission Letter

HCD Comment Letter

 

 

HCD Certification Letters

City of Clovis

City of Coalinga

City of Fowler

City of Huron

City of Kerman

City of Kingsburg

City of Mendota

City of Parlier

City of Reedley

City of San Joaquin

City of Sanger

City of Selma

Fresno County

 

 

Final ADOPTED Housing Elements

Cover

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Needs Assessment

Chapter 3 – Opportunities

Chapter 4 – Constraints

Chapter 5 – Goals and Policies

Chapter 6 – Appendix 1 and 2

Appendix 2A – Fresno County

Appendix 2B – Clovis

Appendix 2C – Coalinga

Appendix 2D – Fowler

Appendix 2E – Huron

Appendix 2F – Kerman

Appendix 2G – Kingsburg

Appendix 2H – Mendota

Appendix 2I – Parlier

Appendix 2J – Reedley

Appendix 2K – San Joaquin

Appendix 2L – Sanger 

Appendix 2M – Selma

 

 

Final DRAFT Housing Elements

Cover

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Needs Assessment

Chapter 3 – Opportunities

Chapter 4 – Constraints

Chapter 5 – Goals and Policies

Chapter 6 – Appendix 1 and 2

Appendix 2A – Fresno County

Appendix 2B – Clovis

Appendix 2C – Coalinga

Appendix 2D – Fowler

Appendix 2E – Huron

Appendix 2F – Kerman

Appendix 2G – Kingsburg

Appendix 2H – Mendota

Appendix 2I – Parlier

Appendix 2J – Reedley

Appendix 2K – San Joaquin

Appendix 2L – Sanger 

Appendix 2M – Selma

 

HCD Conditional Approval Letters

Fresno County

Clovis

Coalinga

Fowler

Huron

Kerman

Kingsburg

Mendota

Parlier

Reedley

San Joaquin

Sanger 

Selma

 

Draft Initial Study / Negative Declarations

Fresno County

Clovis

Coalinga

Fowler

Huron

Kerman

Kingsburg

Mendota

Parlier

Reedley

San Joaquin

Sanger 

Selma

 

Archived Documents

 

Public Review Draft Housing Element - May 2015:

Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element Draft

Cover Page

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Needs Assessment

Chapter 3 – Opportunities

Chapter 4 – Constraints

Chapter 5 – Goals and Policies

Chapter 6 – Appendix 1 and 2

Appendix 2A – Fresno County

Appendix 2B – Clovis

Appendix 2C – Coalinga

Appendix 2D – Fowler

Appendix 2E – Huron

Appendix 2F – Kerman

Appendix 2G – Kingsburg

Appendix 2H – Mendota

Appendix 2I – Parlier

Appendix 2J – Reedley

Appendix 2K – San Joaquin

Appendix 2L – Sanger 

Appendix 2M – Selma

HCD Pre-Approved Data Package  -- Microsoft Excel file

 

Stakeholder Workshops:

Clovis

Coalinga

Fowler

Fresno County Planning Commission

Fresno County Board of Supervisors

Huron

Kerman

Kingsburg

Mendota

Parlier

Reedley

San Joaquin

Sanger

Selma

 

Stakeholder Meetings -- Stakeholder Workshops-March 4, 2015 in Kerman and Selma


Agendas

  • No upcoming agendas. Past agendas can be found on our agenda site.

Calendar

 

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