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2023 - 2031 Housing Element Update

The Housing Element is part of Oakland’s General Plan that serves as a blueprint for housing the City’s residents, at all economic levels including low income and households with special needs.

Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element for Public Review

The draft General Plan Housing Element outlines the strategies and policies the City will implement over the next eight years in order to meet Oakland’s housing needs. The Housing Element was last updated in 2015 and is now being updated with public input to reflect the recent housing opportunities, challenges, and approaches that have emerged in the Oakland community, as well as to comply with new state laws.

Note: This is a preliminary draft document that has not been adopted by the City of Oakland or approved by any City department. This draft has not gone through graphic design or formatting. The purpose of this draft is to solicit public input prior to transmission to the State Department of Housing and Community Development.

The City encourages comments on the Draft Housing Element be submitted by email to

What is the Housing Element?

The Housing Element is one of the required elements of the General Plan. It will identify policy direction to meet the housing needs of the City, both by preserving existing homes and by clarifying priorities for new construction. The plan will include an overview of housing policies and programs and will identify locations that can accommodate future housing. For more information, please review the Housing Element FAQ.

Housing Resources

Housing Resources for Oakland and Alameda County

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Recursos de vivienda para Oakland y el condado de Alameda

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屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市和阿拉米達縣房屋資源

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Key Dates

Engagement on the Housing Element will happen throughout in the form of pop-up events, youth engagement, community hub events and equity working group meetings. For event information, please check the community events page.

  • Planning Commission Study Session - Feb 2, 2022

  • Focus Group Discussion #1: Housing Sites - Feb 2, 2022

  • Workshop 1 - Feb 10, 2022

  • Workshop 2 - Feb 17, 2022

  • CED Study Session - Feb 22, 2022

  • Provide initial input on Housing Sites - Feb 10, 2022 - March 7, 2022

  • Housing Element Focus Group Discussion #2: Production, Preservation, and Protections - March 10, 2022

  • Workshop 3 - March 12, 2022

  • Housing and Environmental Justice Grounding Workshop – April 8, 2022

  • Housing and Environmental Justice Grounding Workshop – April 9, 2022

  • Workshop 4 - June 9, 2022

  • 1st Public Review of Draft Housing Element - May 12, 2022 - June 13, 2022

  • Send Draft Housing Element to State Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department for Review - End of June 2022

  • HCD Reviews Draft Housing Element - 90 day review period (End of June 2022 - End of September 2022) NOTE: The draft Housing Element will still be available for public review

  • Incorporate comments from HCD and the public - September 2022 - October 2022

  • 2nd Public Review of Draft Housing Element - October 2022

  • Draft EIR Released - October 2022

  • Planning Commission and City Council - November 2022 - Early 2023 (Dates TBD)

2015-2023 Housing Element

The 2015-2023 Housing Element (the most recently adopted Housing Element) is available online: The City also releases Annual Progress Reports (APR) that document progress towards implementing policies adopted as part of the 2015-2023 Housing Element. They can be accessed at:

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