On November 16, 2022, the City Council adopted the City of Menifee's 6th Cycle, 2021-2029 Housing Element - Resolution No. 22-1265 and on April 5, 2023, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) found the City's 6th Cycle, 2021-2029 Housing Element in compliance with State Housing Element law (Article 10.6 of the Gov. Code).
Role of the Housing Element
The Housing Element is one of eight state-mandated elements included in the City of Menifee's General Plan. The Housing Element identifies and plans for the City's existing and projected housing needs. It also contains a detailed outline and work program of the City's goals, policies, quantified objectives, and programs for the preservation, improvement, and development of housing for a sustainable future. Each eight-year planning cycle, the City is allocated a specific number of housing units called the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) determined by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The RHNA quantifies current and future housing growth within a City. The Housing Element identifies available candidate housing sites and establishes the City's official housing policies and programs to accommodate its RHNA goals. The Housing Element is a policy program tool for the City of Menifee to plan for and accommodate current and future growth within the community over the eight-year planning cycle.
Housing Element Organization
The Housing Element represents the City's official policy for the 2021-2029 planning period and is comprised of the following chapters:
- Chapter 1: Introduction contains a summary of the content, organization and statutory considerations of the Housing Element, related plans, and public outreach;
- Chapter 2: Community Profile contains analysis of the City's population, household and employment base, and the characteristics of the housing stock;
- Chapter 3: Housing Constraints, Resources, and Fair Housing examines governmental and non-governmental constraints on production, maintenance, and affordability of housing and provides a summary of housing resources, including sites identification and funding and financial considerations; and
- Chapter 4: Policy Plan addresses Menifee's identified housing needs, including housing goals, policies and programs.
Appendices provide supplementary background on the Housing Element, this includes:
For detailed information related to housing, please refer to the following reference materials