Will the Study (phase one) be adopted by communities?
- No. The Study is not a formal Plan. Instead, it is an in-depth analysis of housing data, including opportunities and barriers. As a study, it is intended to be used as a resource as well as provide a common understanding of housing throughout the region.
- The Study will provide regional and local data that will inform the unincorporated area general plan moderate-income housing element. The plan element will go into more depth for the unincorporated areas, moving beyond analysis and into implementation. Public engagement with the unincorporated areas via the General Plan process informed the Plans' goals, recommendations, and implementation strategies.
- No. This Initiative analyses housing across the whole spectrum, including rental units and owned residences, buildings of all sizes (tiny homes, duplexes, mansions, etc.), and various unit counts (one to hundreds). It also looks at housing across the needs of different household types, such as large affluent families, large low income families, college students, empty nesters, single parent households, singles, households with disabilities, and older adults. Finally, it also looks at housing through the lens of spatial contexts, including proximity to alternative modes of transportation and regional or community amenities.