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Welcome to the Yorba Linda
Housing Element Update!

The City of Yorba Linda is mandated by California State Law to prepare a state-certified Housing Element update.  Despite significant and sustained City efforts to challenge State-imposed requirements (click here for more information on the City’s challenge), the City adopted the 2021–2029 Housing Element and Appendices on February 9, 2022 which was conditionally certified by the State on April 8, 2022. The City conducted a strategic and transparent effort to identify and narrow down the sites that were ultimately selected for the Housing Element in compliance with State-required criteria. While the City of Yorba Linda is required to plan for the additional residential capacity, the City is not required to construct the dwelling units. Timing of construction will be determined by the housing market, with specific development proposals requiring a comprehensive environmental analysis of impacts to traffic, pedestrian circulation, fire hazards, wildlife, hydrology, and more, as well as a noticed public review process. For additional information, click here to view our educational flyer or click the “Learn More” button below.

Latest News and Next Steps

On August 2, 2022, Yorba Linda City Council adopted resolutions certifying the Final Program EIR for the 2021-2029 Housing Element Implementation Programs and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP), as well as conducted the first reading of ordinances related to the Housing Element Implementation Programs.

In November 2022, the majority of voters did not support Measure Z, which would have rezoned 19 sites to accommodate housing opportunities in support of satisfying the City’s requirements imposed by the State. The City's conditionally certified Housing Element requires that to the extent a shortfall in sites receiving Measure B approval, the City will revise the sites inventory to address the City's RHNA and amend the Housing Element for HCD review. The City is also required to conduct a second Measure B election by November 2024. If there is still a shortfall of sites after the second Measure B election, then the City shall request an opinion from the State Attorney General's Office as to the City's options. For the latest information, please refer to this website for updates. 


    Useful Information

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been prepared and are available here. Please check back frequently for additional information and updates!

  • To view the YLHE Information flyer, click here.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments regarding implementation of the Housing Element at


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