La Palma logoThe City of La Palma is pleased to announce that its Housing Element has been officially accepted by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). This approval signifies that La Palma’s Housing Element substantially complies with State Housing Element Law (Government Code § 65580 et seq) and addresses all statutory requirements outlined in HCD’s February 20 review.

The Housing Element is a critical component of La Palma’s General Plan, detailing the City’s strategy to meet the diverse housing needs of the community, including provisions for affordable housing, special housing needs and regional housing requirements.

Mayor Marshall Goodman stated, “This approval is a testament to La Palma’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. We are dedicated to implementing effective housing strategies that meet state requirements and serve our residents’ needs. I want to thank the City Manager Conal McNamara and Planning Manager Belinda Deines for their hard work getting us across the finish line.”

The City of La Palma is committed to the timely and effective implementation of these programs, working diligently to meet the housing needs of all its residents. The acceptance of the Housing Element by HCD marks a significant milestone in the City’s ongoing efforts to promote sustainable and inclusive housing development.

The adopted Housing Element can be viewed on the City’s website

About the City of La Palma

Ranked by Money Magazine in 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2007 as one of America’s Best Places to Live, the City of La Palma is a 1.9 square-mile general law City in northwest Orange County, consisting of over 15,581 residents and approximately 300 commercial and industrial businesses. The City was incorporated in 1955 under the name of Dairyland and has 53 full-time and 35 part-time employees.