Housing Element Update


The Housing Element is one of the required Elements of the General Plan. It will identify policy direction to meet the housing needs of the county, both by preserving existing homes and by clarifying priorities for housing creation. The Element will include an overview of housing policies and programs and will identify locations that can accommodate future housing. Due to State-required adoption deadlines, the Housing Element will be prepared on a separate track as Envision Contra Costa 2040. 

Find out more on the Envision Contra Costa 2040 Website

Public Input Opportunities

County Planning Commision Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2023: 

A public hearing to consider recommending adoption of Contra Costa County’s Revised 6th Cycle General Plan Housing Element. The Revised 6th Cycle Housing Element outlines goals, policies, actions, and programs to meet the County’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) of housing units assigned by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and meet the housing-related needs of communities and residents of various income levels.
View Planning Commission Webpage


Envision Contra Costa 2040 Website

Current Housing Element - Adopted December 2, 2014 (PDF)

California Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Element Website

  1. Maureen Toms

    Deputy Director, Policy Planning

  1. Gabriel Lemus

    Assistant Deputy Director, Housing and Community Improvement

  1. Housing and Community Improvement

    Physical Address
    30 Muir Rd
    Martinez, CA 94553