The Housing Element

Housing Element Update

In addition to the General Plan Update, the City of Soledad is working on its 6th Cycle Housing Element for 2023-2031. This is an important planning document that affects the future of housing development in the city. Your input is important! Contact Andrea Navarrete to submit comments and questions on the draft and/or to sign up for email updates on the Housing Element Update process, including upcoming public meeting dates.

  • Andrea Navarrete, Economic Development/Housing Program Administrative Secretary
    Address: 502 Front Street Soledad, CA 93960
    Phone: 831-223-5178
    Fax: 831-678-3965

Revised HCD Submittal Draft, February 2024

On February 1, 2024, the City of Soledad received preliminary feedback from HCD on its 2023-2031 Housing Element. In response to this feedback, the City has revised the draft. See links below to review. 

Click here to review the draft Housing Element with tracked changes.

Click here to review the draft Housing Element clean copy.

First HCD Submittal Draft, December 2023

The City of Soledad submitted a draft of its 2023-2031 Housing Element to HCD for its 90-day initial review on December 8, 2023. Click here to review.

Public Review Draft, August 2023

The City of Soledad released the Public Review Draft of its 2023-2031 Housing Element on August 25, 2023. Click here to review.


The Housing Element is one of the required Elements of the General Plan. State law requires the Housing Element to be updated every eight years and to be reviewed and certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). As part of the General Plan Update, the City of Soledad is updating its Housing Element for the years 2023-2031. It will identify policy direction to meet the housing needs of the city, both by preserving existing homes and by clarifying priorities for housing creation. Due to State-required adoption deadlines, the Housing Element will be prepared on a more accelerated schedule than the rest of the General Plan. 

Visit this page to receive the latest information about the 2023-2031 Housing Element. The schedule below shows the current timeline of the Housing Element.

What is a housing element? Click the following link for a short video that explains what is included in a Housing Element. 


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