Housing Element Update Overview
The City of Yorba Linda, along with all jurisdictions in the Southern California (SCAG) Region, is mandated by California State Law to prepare a Housing Element update for State certification within a specified timeframe. The Housing Element is part of the General Plan and includes goals, policies, programs and quantified objectives to further the development, improvement and preservation of housing.
State Housing Element law requires that each City and County identify and analyze existing and projected housing needs within their jurisdiction for an eight year period, which for SCAG jurisdictions extends from October 2021 through October 2029, for the 6th cycle planning period. Through a comprehensive analysis of existing and future needs, the State has determined that an additional 1.34 million housing units need to be constructed in the SCAG region during the above mentioned planning period, of which Yorba Linda is expected to provide a minimum of 2,410 new units.