Certification Resources

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Housing Elements & HCD Comment Letters

MTC-ABAG has begun to track Bay Area draft Housing Elements submissions. Downloadable copies of the submitted draft Housing Elements and HCD comment letters are available here:

 HCD Contact Information

Timeline and Non-Compliance Consequences 

 Submittal of Your Housing Element to HCD

Builder's Remedy 

Housing Element Adoption Before HCD Approval 

  • 2022 Housing Element Statutory Provisions Checklist- a checklist of legal requirements your jurisdiction can use to ensure its Housing Element substantially complies with state law

  • Template Resolution for Adoption of Housing Element (City Council) - developed by Urban Planning Partners for the Alameda County Collaborative, this customizable resolution is for jurisdictions who are ready to certify their housing element. It can be used before or after receiving a letter from HCD that their housing element is in substantial compliance with the law. 

  • Template Resolution for Adoption of Housing Element (Planning Commission) - developed by Urban Planning Partners for the Alameda County Collaborative, this customizable resolution is for jurisdictions who are ready to certify their housing element. It can be used before or after receiving a letter from HCD that their housing element is in substantial compliance with the law.

  • Staff Report Template for Housing Element Adoption this customizable staff report template can be used before or after receiving a letter from HCD that their housing element is in substantial compliance with the law.
  • Response to HCD Findings Template - this template is intended to be used in conjunction with the Housing Element Staff Report Template, Resolutions Templates, and Housing Element Statutory Provisions Checklist above