The Housing Element is one of eight state-mandated elements of the City's General Plan. California Housing Element law (Government Code Sections 65580-65589) requires all cities and counties to update the Housing Element every eight years in order to remain relevant and reflective of the community's changing housing needs.
On August 23, 2022, the City of Lake Elsinore City Council adopted the current Housing Element by City Council Resolution Number 2022-92 (PDF). The Housing Element covers the planning period of October 15, 2021, through October 15, 2029, and identifies strategies and programs to:
Encourage the development of a variety of housing opportunities.
Provide housing opportunities for persons of lower and moderate incomes.
Preserve the quality of the existing housing stock in Lake Elsinore.
Minimize governmental constraints.
Promote equal housing opportunities for all residents.
On October 24, 2022, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) found the Adopted 2021 to 2029 Housing Element (PDF) to be in full compliance with the State Housing Element Law (Article 10.6 of the Government Code).