San Leandro Housing Element Update

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Housing Element and General Plan Update – Documents and Reports

The 2023-2031 San Leandro Housing Element

The Housing Element is the City’s blueprint to meet the community’s housing needs over the next eight years. It provides a comprehensive strategy for promoting the production of available, affordable, and adequate housing to meet the needs of all San Leandrans. The Housing Element was informed by public engagement from the beginning of the process. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) certified the 2023-2031 San Leandro Housing Element Update on February 2, 2023.



On August 16, 2022, the City submitted the first Draft Housing Element to HCD for review. HCD provided preliminary comments on the Draft Housing Element and revisions were made to address those comments. The Preliminary Review Comments Matrix lists the comments and the revisions that were made.

The revised Draft Housing Element was available for public comment from November 2 through November 9, 2022.

The Draft Housing Element was updated as a result of public comments received and the revised Draft Housing Element was submitted to HCD​ on November 10, 2022. Revisions are shown in track changes. Revisions made in response to HCD comments are highlighted in yellow and revisions made in response to public comments are highlighted in green. ​An Updated Response to Comments document can also be found below.

The revisions were incorporated into the Planning Commission Public Hearing Draft, which is in the Agenda Packet for the November 17, 2022 Planning Commission special meeting. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council.

The City Council adopted the Housing Element at a public hearing on December 5, 2022.

HCD’s 90-day initial review period concluded on November 14, 2022, and the City received a formal comment letter.

City Council Public Hearing Draft Housing Element

HCD Official Comment Letter November 14, 2022

Planning Commission Public Hearing Draft Housing Element

Updated Responses to Comments 

Updated HCD Preliminary Review Comments Matrix 

The public comment period for the Draft Housing Element was June 27, 2022, through July 27, 2022. Please click on the link below to view responses to the comments made on the Draft Housing Element.

Public Draft Housing Element Comments:

The Public Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the San Leandro Housing Element and General Plan Update

The City of San Leandro, as the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), prepared a Supplemental Program Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the San Leandro 2015-2023 Housing Element and related General Plan and Zoning amendments. The Draft SEIR was available for a 45-day public review period September 16, 2022 through October 31, 2022. The Final SEIR will include copies of comments received and responses to comments pertaining to the environmental analysis provided in the Draft SEIR.

Past Community Event Materials

City Council Work Session – 10/10/22

Planning Commission Work Session – 10/6/22

City Council Meeting – 7/18/22

City Council Study Session – 2/15/22

Housing Opportunity Sites and EIR Scoping Workshop #3 – 1/19/22

Community Workshop #2: Housing Policies – 12/9/21

Introduction to the Housing Element #1b – 11/6/21

Introduction to the Housing Element #1a – 10/27/21

City Council Meeting – 9/13/21