Housing Element Update
Updated APRIL 9, 2013
CONTACT: Paul DeIbel, (626) 285-2171

Notice of Public Hearing and Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration [PDF]

Draft Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (environmental assessment of City of Temple City 2008-2014 Housing Element) [PDF]

Public hearings will be held by the Planning Commission on April 9, 2013, and if recommended by the Planning Commission, by the City Council on May 7, 2013, to consider adoption of the  City of Temple City 2008-2014 Housing Element, subject to consideration of public testimony and approval of the Initial Study and adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration of environmental impact.

Temple City 2008-2014 Draft Housing Element [PDF]

An important objective of the FY 2011-13 City Council Priorities and City Manager’s Action Plan is the adoption of an update to the Housing Element that will address housing needs for all segments of the community, and do so in a manner consistent with state statutes on housing element content.

The City’s housing consultant, Karen Warner of Karen Warner Associates, is working with staff to finalize the City’s Housing Element update that will include the following major components consistent with state law:

  • An assessment of the City’s housing needs in light of Temple City’s share of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (“RHNA”) as determined by the Southern California Association of Governments (“SCAG”) for all cities in the region;

  • An inventory of resources to meet housing needs and an analysis of the constraints that impede public and private sector efforts to meet the needs;

  •  A statement of the City’s goals, quantified objectives and policies relative to the construction, rehabilitation, conservation and preservation of housing in the community; and,

  • An implementation program that sets forth a schedule of actions which the City is undertaking or intends to undertake to implement the policies and achieve the goals and objectives of the housing element. These goals, policies and programs were formed through a public participation process conducted by the City, and reflect the recommendations of the Housing Task Committee and the Planning Commission. The programs have been further refined in response to two rounds of prior comments from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

Subsequent to HCD review, the City will schedule noticed public hearings to be conducted separately by the Planning Commission and the City Council to consider adoption of the Housing Element update.

Upon adoption, the City will submit the final Element to HCD for certification. State certification of Temple City’s Housing Element will not only demonstrate that the City is operating on a firm legal basis in compliance with state law, but will also greatly facilitate the next required periodic update of the Element, and keep the City eligible and competitive for state planning grants.