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Welcome to the Departmentís newest technical assistance resource to assist local governments in adopting housing elements that effectively address housing needs, the specific requirements of State law and in furtherance of local goals and objectives. The Department is committed to working in partnership with local governments and the public and private sectors in addressing Californiaís continuing housing crisis.

To provide additional assistance to jurisdictions preparing housing elements, the following examples are provided to demonstrate some best practices of local governments in addressing housing and community development needs.

Housing Element Best Practices