Housing Element

2015 Housing Element

2015 Housing Element Update

Updated April 27, 2015 Draft Housing Element 

The County of Tulare has submitted the Housing Element Draft to California Department of Housing and Community Development on August 27, 2015. The County has requested an expedited 30 day review.

Pursuant to the State of California Public Resources Code and the “Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970” as amended to date, a Negative Declaration was approved by the Tulare County Environmental Assessment Officer on August 27, 2015 for the Tulare County 2015 Housing Element.  The purpose of the Housing Element is to ensure that local governments adequately plan to meet the housing needs of all people within the community-regardless of their income.  The Tulare County Housing Element is not a development project and does not alter the environmental process of any proposed development.
The Negative Declaration has a review period of 30 days, starting on September 3, 2015 and ending October 5, 2015.  Any written comments on the ND should be sent to the Tulare County Resource Management Agency at the address noted below, to the attention of:  Hector Guerra, Chief Environmental Planner.
After the close of the public comment review period on the ND established by this notice, this matter will be set for public hearing before the Tulare County Planning Commission. Notice of the date, time and place for such public hearing will be published and/or mailed as provided by law.

Please see link below in Housing Element Document for the Initial Study/ Negative Declaration.

State law mandates each city and county in California plan for the housing needs of its current and future population by adopting a Housing Element as part of the General Plan.  The purpose of the Housing Element is to:

State law requires Housing Elements throughout the State be to periodically updated.  The 5th cycle hosing element due date for Tulare County and the 8 incorporated cities in December 31, 2015. For the housing element schedule visit:

Public Participation

Public participation is an integral part of the Housing Element update process. Tulare County is held committee meetings and public meetings in an effort to achieve participation of all economic segments of the community in the development and adoption of the 2015 Housing Element update. 

The County is currently holding meetings with communities of Cutler, Orosi, Ducor, Terra Bella, and Earlimart. 

2015 Housing Element Documents:

Housing Element 2015 as of October 30, 2015

Housing Element 2015 Track Changes as of October 30, 2015

Housing Element 2015

Draft 2015 Housing Element Draft Action Program 9 Infrastructure Assessment 

Senate Bill 244 - Disadvantaged Communities (GPA 15-010)

Housing Element Initial Study/ Negative Declaration

Housing Survey 2015 Short Version (English)

Housing Survey 2015 Short Version (Spanish)

2015 Housing Element Advisory Committee:

Advisory Committee

The County has completed action committee meetings. Team members reviewed and provided comments on all chapters of the Housing Element. Comments were addressed in Chapter 2 of the Housing Element.

Action Committee meetings were held on:

April 9, 2015

April 30, 2015

May 21, 2015

June 11, 2015

2009 Adopted Housing Element Document:

The BOS adopted the 2009 Housing Element (GPA 12-001) on May, 8, 2012, Tulare County Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 2012-0319. The 2009 Tulare County Housing Element was certified the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The Document can be found here.

Contact Information:

Chuck Przybylski, Planner

Resource Management Agency

Planning Branch

5961 South Mooney Blvd.

Visalia, CA 93277



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