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Last Week to Provide Input on City's Housing Needs

January 5, 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 is the last day to participate in the City of Garden Grove’s interactive online survey to provide input towards developing an eight-year community housing strategy. The public’s input will help update the Housing Element, Safety Element, Land Use Element, and adopt a new Environmental Justice Element to the Garden Grove General Plan which will determine future housing needs in Garden Grove. The interactive online survey is available in multiple languages at ggcity.org/housing-element.

Garden Grove residents who complete the survey and sign-up to receive email updates will have a chance to win a City gift basket with a gift card and other promotional items.

The community is also encouraged to watch the City Council Public Hearing on Garden Grove’s housing needs on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be live streamed on YouTube.com/c/GardenGroveTV3/live.

The Housing Element, a component to the Garden Grove General Plan, is mandated by the state to be updated every eight years to identify housing needs for all income levels during specific planning periods by meeting its Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation. The City of Garden Grove’s RHNA allocation for the 2021-2029 planning period is projected to be 19,122 units.

The Safety Element will establish policies that support laws and regulations related to safety hazards; the Land use Element, and Zoning Code and Map will identify available land for agriculture, businesses, housing, and other categories; and the new Environmental Justice Element will minimize and equalize the effect of environmental hazards among residents.

Information about the RHNA methodology and allocation are available at scag.ca.gov/rhna.

For more information, contact the Planning Division at (714) 741-5312 or email at planning@ggcity.org.