On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the Committee on Homelessness held a special joint meeting with the Equitable Economic, Environmental & Community Development Committee where the LA City Planning Department shared an update on the Housing Element of the City’s General Plan, otherwise known as “the Plan to House LA.”

The Plan identifies Los Angeles’ housing needs and opportunities and establishes clear goals and objectives to inform future housing decisions. When the ongoing update to the Housing Element is completed, it will guide the creation and implementation of the City’s housing policy from 2021 to 2029.

State law requires the City to update its Housing Element every eight years and demonstrate sufficient zoned capacity for housing to accommodate the number of units identified in the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA). City Planning is working alongside the Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) on the update.

For more information, please review the Housing Element FAQWhat Does the Plan Do, and the What to Know about: RHNA, Site Selection, and Rezoning.