Are you a resident of Cupertino interested in housing-related issues and policy in your city? Apply to serve on the Cupertino Housing Element Stakeholder Group! This group will include up to 10 community members representative of a cross-section of Cupertino residents. No experience is required to serve in the committee. Meetings will include discussions of possible housing site locations, policy related to affordable housing, and general topics related to drafting updates to Cupertino’s Housing Element in the General Plan. Click here ​to view the application form. 

 
 

HOUSING ELEMENT

The Housing Element is part of a city’s General Plan, which shapes the future of the city by deciding what housing should look like. This matters because the Housing Element determines the shape and characteristics of homes in the city, the availability of affordable housing, and therefore who gets to live in the city and who doesn’t.

 

Housing Element By City or Town

Click on the icons below to view the pages for each of these municipalities' Housing Elements. You can take surveys and polls, ask questions, access key documents, learn about upcoming meetings, provide commentary throughout the process, and learn more about the Housing Element where YOU live!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About the Housing Element

The Housing Element process is part of something called the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA; pronounced ree-nuh), which must be completed every 8 years. The goal of RHNA is for cities to ensure they meet the needs of the city for growth, and therefore requires them to build a certain number of new housing units. The Housing Element is the tool for determining what future housing will look like. 


The fundamental aim of RHNA is for the city to plan for a range of housing, including housing for people at all income levels, ensuring communities are inclusive and diverse.

 

It is up to us to make our voices heard and tell our representatives that we want inclusive, affordable, and welcoming communities. 

Housing Element Advocacy

​Please get involved with this process! A great first step is exploring the Housing Element websites for each municipality linked above. To find more ways to get involved in this process, check out SV@Home's Housing Element Toolkit.

Want to learn more about getting involved in the Housing Element process with West Valley Community Services? We would love to have you by our side! Please reach out to our Public Policy Coordinator, Kylie Clark, at kyliec@wvcommunityservices.org or (408) 471-6122 to for more information.

Housing Element.png
Saratoga.jpg
San Jose.png
Monte Sereno.png
Cupertino.png
Los Gatos.jfif