Apple Valley seeks community input on housing plan

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– Next week, the Town of Apple Valley will host a virtual workshop to update the Town’s certified Housing Element plan.

Open to both residents and non-residents, the virtual workshop will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. The Town is seeking input on the ways the Town can meet housing needs in Apple Valley and to incorporate these comments into the Housing Element update. This second workshop will also focus on the 2021-2029 Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation for the Town. 

As part of the Town’s General Plan, which serves as a local community’s “blueprint” for how it will continue to grow and develop, the Housing Element is a series of goals, policies, and implementation measures for the preservation, improvement, and development of housing in a local community.

Local jurisdictions throughout California, are required to update their local Housing Elements every eight years. During this period, October 2021 to October 2029, the Town must have a State certified Housing Element to be eligible for certain programs and grants. Failure to certify a local Housing Element can result in further loss of local control over housing development decisions by the Town and its residents.  The deadline to have a compliant Housing Element Update is October 2021.

To participate in the workshop via Zoom, please RSVP by email to kcuza@terranovaplanning.com, by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting (requests received after 10:00 a.m. on meeting day may not be processed). 

Specific questions regarding the workshop or Housing Element may be directed to Daniel Alcayaga, Planning Manager, at (760) 240-7000 x 7205 or dalcayaga@applevalley.org.

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