The Community Development Department is responsible for monitoring the City’s deed-restricted
affordable housing units. The Department is also responsible for seeking various funding sources
and partnerships in order to increase the affordable housing stock in the City.
CDBG and HOME Programs
The Community Development Department is responsible for administering these programs.
These federal programs can fund various projects and programs that benefit very-low,
low- and moderate-income persons/households of our community.
Fair Housing and Landlord-Tenant Disputes
The City is unable to assist with fair housing issues or landlord-tenant disputes. However,
there are other agencies and organizations that are able to. Please see the "List of resources
for fair housing".
The Housing Element is one of seven state-mandated elements of the City’s General Plan. It is
the only element that is statutorily required to be updated and certified by the California
Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).
State Housing law requires local governments to adequately plan to meet their existing and
projected housing needs including their share of the regional housing need. The Housing Element
contains goals, policies, and programs to achieve the quantified housing objectives, identifies
community characteristics and demographics related to housing needs, discusses potential housing
constraints, and evaluates the progress made in the previous Housing Element. The City Council
adopted the current Housing Element on June 16, 2014.