Adopted Housing Documents

The Housing Element is comprised of several interrelated documents that provide the background and context for any updates or proposed changes to the Housing Element Policy Document. The City Council adopted the 2021-29 Housing Element on May 27, 2021. HCD certified the Housing Element on August 18, 2021. Their letter of certification is available here.

Vacant Land Inventory

The Vacant Land Inventory is a tool to inform the community, interested parties, and housing developers about land available for housing in Citrus Heights. The Inventory is an important tool to implement the Housing Element. The Vacant Land Inventory is used to demonstrate the City has adequate land available to accommodate the Regional Housing Needs Allocation.

The adopted Vacant Land Inventory is available here.

Housing Element Policy Documents

The Housing Element Policy Documents include Chapter 2 (Community Development), Chapter 3 (Resource Conservation), and Chapter 5 (Administration and Implementation) of the Citrus Heights General Plan, and enumerate the many goals, policies, and actions that the City has outlined for future development. These policies have been reviewed and updated to address the changes that have occurred since the last Housing Element update and to ensure they are still responsive to the needs of the community.

The adopted Housing Element Policy Documents can be seen below:

Chapter 2 (Community Development)

Chapter 3 (Resource Conservation)

Chapter 5 (Administration and Implementation)

Housing Element Background Report

The Housing Element Background report tracks, analyzes, and evaluates changing demographic data related to the city's population, housing needs, and other housing related data points. The Background Report serves as a tool to understand what is going on in Citrus Heights related to housing and helps identify any policy changes necessary to provide housing for our community.

The adopted Housing Element Background Report is available here.

UCLA Affordability Analysis

Every city's housing needs are unique. Affordability of housing is different in Citrus Heights compared to other cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, or even local agencies like Roseville, Folsom, or Sacramento. In order to determine what density of housing results in affordable housing in Citrus Heights; the city, through partnership with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), contracted with UCLA to evaluate this topic. The Affordability Analysis identifies what densities are necessary to result in affordable housing in Citrus Heights.

The UCLA Analysis is available here.

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Analysis

Assembly Bill 686, signed in 2018, established new requirements for cities and counties to take deliberate actions to foster inclusive communities through fair and equal housing choice by establishing policies to address disparities in housing needs, access to opportunity, and patterns of racial and ethnic segregation, a process referred to as affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH). Housing elements are required to include or address five components, including a Fair Housing Assessment, Inclusive and Equitable Outreach, an Analysis of Sites Inventory, Identification of Contributing Factors, and Priorities, Goals, and Actions to AFFH.

Citrus Heights' AFFH analysis is available here.