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The Housing Element is a city-initiated policy document that identifies policies and programs to meet existing and projected future housing needs for all economic segments in the City of Chino. The 2021 to 2029 Housing Element identifies specific actions to be taken over the planning period to address local housing needs. Key features of the Housing Element include:
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The RHNA process is mandated by state law to quantify projected housing needs within a community. The process informs Chino's planning processes by identifying future housing need as a result of projected population, employment and household growth. For the 2021 to 2029 Planning Period, The City of Chino is allocated an estimated 6,959 units to accommodate growth by income category. The Housing Element must provide sites to accommodate this estimated growth.
Note: Income range is based on the 2020 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Median Family Income (MFI) for San Bernardino County of $75,300.
The City of Chino is required by state law to update its Housing Element every eight years. The current adopted Housing Element is for the 2013 to 2021 planning period. The City is now planning for the 2021 to 2029 planning period. Importance of updating the Housing Element:
The update process is community-based and will include a variety of activities to interface with the Chino community. Key features include: