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On Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the City is hosting a virtual community workshop about the Housing Element update, focused on “Where Should New Housing Go?” The workshop is open to everyone who helps make our community great: our residents, our business owners, our workforce, our students and others who care about PG. Spanish interpretation will be available.
¡ASISTA AL PRÓXIMO TALLER COMUNITARIO!
El jueves 6 de octubre de 2022 de 6:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m., la ciudad organizará un taller comunitario virtual sobre la actualización del plan de vivienda, centrado en "¿Dónde deberían ubicarse nuevas viviendas en Pacific Grove?"Habrá interpretación en español disponible.
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|WHERE SHOULD NEW HOUSING GO? DEVELOP AND SHARE YOUR PLAN
We need your help! We want to hear from you about where new housing should go.
Submit your housing plan today
¿DÓNDE DEBE IR LA NUEVA VIVIENDA? DESARROLLE Y COMPARTA SU PLAN
¡Necesitamos su ayuda! Queremos que nos diga dónde debería ir las nueva vivienda.
Hemos creado esta herramienta sencilla llamada "Ley de Balance" ("Balancing Act") para que usted pueda elaborar su propio plan de vivienda. ¡Pruébela! Usted conocerá las áreas y estrategias con mayor potencial de desarrollo, comprenderá las ventajas y desventajas y tendrá la oportunidad de compartir sus preferencias y prioridades. Sus comentarios ayudarán a informar al personal del gobierno local, a nuestra Comisión de Planificación y al Consejo de la Ciudad a la hora de tomar decisiones en los próximos meses.
Our updated Housing Element will plan for the types and number of homes we need by 2031, which is defined by RHNA (Regional Housing Needs Allocation). The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments has released the draft RHNA plan for 2023-2031, showing a need for 1,125 additional housing units in Pacific Grove. While the City of Pacific Grove doesn't build these homes, we ensure that rules are updated and programs are created so they can be built.
Our updated Housing Element will include goals, policies, programs, and objectives to guide housing growth in Pacific Grove to meet our RHNA and related housing needs. For more information, check out this video.
Creating a more affordable future is important to all of us.
We encourage you to read about "Why Affordability Matters" in the Welcome Home Strategy we completed in 2021.
|View Photos from Past Events (Click Here)|
Upcoming and Past Events:
- Housing Element Advisory Committee (September 26, 2022)
For the slides, Click Here. For notes, Click Here. For a recording of the meeting, Click Here.
- Housing Element Update Workshop (July 25, 2022)
For the slides, Click Here. For the agenda, Click Here. For other materials presented, Click Here. For a recording of the meeting, Click Here.
- Housing Element Advisory Committee (July 18, 2022) For the slides, Click Here. For the agenda, Click Here. For notes, Click Here. For a recording of the meeting, Click Here.
- Regional Housing Element Workshop (May 23, 2022) For the slides, Click Here. For a recording of the meeting, Click Here
- Housing Element Advisory Committee (May 16, 2022)
For the slides, Click Here. For the agenda, Click Here. For notes, Click Here. For a recording of the meeting, Click Here.
Why you should get involved?
Many people in our community find it difficult or impossible to find housing that meets their needs. Rising rents and home prices along with limited housing choices means that many people who grow up in Pacific Grove end up having to leave and live elsewhere, and the vast majority of people who work in Pacific Grove - teaching our kids, helping run the City, or working in the many restaurants, stores, golf courses, and hotels that are the core of our economy - have to commute in, some from long distances. The cost of our housing shortage is high - economically, environmentally, and socially.
What happens next?
Through the second half of 2022 and early 2023, we will be hosting opportunities to review information, provide input on housing needs, and give feedback that will shape the updated housing element. We will have a strong focus on analyzing and understanding "fair housing" - helping ensure that our housing plan creates equitable opportunities for all.
Once a Draft Housing Element is ready in early 2023, it will be released for public review and discussed at the community, Council, and Commission meetings. It then must be submitted to the state for review to ensure compliance with state laws, and then adopted and certified. Then more work gets underway to implement the housing element's priorities!
After the Housing Element is certified by the state, it becomes part of Pacific Grove's General Plan - guiding our growth and development over the next 8 years. For Pacific Groves Housing Element Work Plan, Click Here.
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