ARTICLE / VIDEO (podcast). Each city and county is required to prepare a Housing Element Annual Progress Report (APR) on the status of implementation of the jurisdiction’s housing element. The APR must be prepared using forms and definitions adopted by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). >>> See AGENDA
Jill Ekas, Community Development Director for City of HMB, explains.
The APR is meant to serve as a tool for implementing a jurisdiction’s Housing Element.
Half Moon Bay’s 2015-2023 Housing Element was adopted by City Council in March 2015 and certified by HCD the following October. This element is on an eight-year cycle as provided for by the regional planning oversight of the Association of Bay Area Government’s compliance with SB 375 the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act. Without this structure, housing elements must be updated on five-year cycles.
The APR will be provided to City Council at their next meeting on March 19, 2019 and will be submitted to HCD by April 1, 2019. In that this format and a number of requirements have changed, staff may identify areas that need to be improved or corrected for the final report. We will inform the Planning Commission of any necessary substantive revisions.