Why update the Housing Element?

California State law requires that local jurisdictions update the Housing Element every eight years. These frequent updates are required because housing is critical to ensure economic prosperity and quality of life in our region. This Housing Element update is an opportunity to evaluate the previous element and determine which parts have been effective and which should be improved. It also provides an opportunity for residents to get involved and help determine housing priorities, thereby helping to ensure that the City is responding to residents' changing needs.

The updated Housing Element must be adopted by the Millbrae City Council and submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development no later than January 31, 2023. If this deadline is missed, Millbrae could lose eligibility for significant sources of funding currently provided by the State and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), including critical infrastructure and transportation funds.

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1. Why update the Housing Element?
2. How is the Housing Element implemented?
3. How much housing is needed?
4. Is the City required to build housing?
5. What is the schedule to complete the Update?
6. Who to contact?