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Planning Major Projects - 2021-2029 (6th Cycle) Housing Element

Project Name: 2021-2029 (6th Cycle) Housing Element

Applicant: City of Huntington Beach

Location: Citywide

Project Summary

The Housing Element, which is a component of the Huntington Beach General Plan, provides direction for implementation of various programs to meet existing and projected future housing needs for all income levels within Huntington Beach. The City’s projected housing need for the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) planning period (2021-2029) is 13,368 dwelling units (11,743 units when accounting for existing applications and projects that are currently under review).

State housing law requires the City to specify the number of housing units that can realistically be accommodated on candidate housing sites. The City is not required to build dwelling units in order to meet its RHNA allocation, only to identify potential sites and create the framework to allow the market the opportunity to develop these units. Therefore, the City has developed a Housing Program to accommodate the lower-income RHNA units, including amendments to existing land use designations and zoning districts, an affordable housing overlay, and identification of underutilized, residentially-zoned parcels in an inventory of 378 candidate housing sites (approximately 419 acres).

Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report

The City of Huntington Beach is requesting comments on the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the City’s Housing Element Update (2021-2029) Implementation Program. The Draft SEIR discusses the Housing Element Update’s potential physical impacts on the environment, ways in which potential environmental impacts may be minimized (mitigation), and alternatives to the Project.

The Draft SEIR will be available for public review and comment for 45 days commencing on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 and ending on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. All comments shall be submitted via e-mail, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2021.

All comments shall be submitted in writing, including your name, address, and concerns, to:

Alyssa Helper, Associate Planner
City of Huntington Beach
Department of Community Development
2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

or via e-mail to:

[email protected]


Project Status: Planning

Project Planner: Alyssa Helper

Last Updated: June 28, 2022


  1. 2021-2029 Housing Element Update Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (1 of 3)
  2. 2021-2029 Housing Element Update Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (2 of 3)
  3. 2021-2029 Housing Element Update Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (3 of 3)
  4. Appendix A - Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meeting Materials
  5. Appendix B - Candidate Housing Sites Inventory
  6. Appendix C1 - Air Quality Data
  7. Appendix C2 - Air Quality Data
  8. Appendix C3 - Air Quality Data
  9. Appendix D - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data
  10. Appendix E - Hazardous Materials Data
  11. Appendix F - Vehicle Miles Traveled Assessment
  12. Appendix G - Tribal Cultural Resource Data
  13. Notice of Availability 062922
  14. 2021-2029 Housing Element Update Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report
  15. 2021-2029 Housing Element Update Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report-Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
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