Housing Element Overview
The Housing Element addresses existing and future housing needs for all economic segments of the Lancaster community. The Housing Element is one element of the Lancaster General Plan. It presents the overall goals, objectives, policies and action programs the City intends to implement in order to facilitate provision of housing for existing and future residents of the City.
The adopted Housing Element plans for housing needs for the period of January 1, 2014, to September 30, 2021. The primary objectives of the Housing Element are to provide adequate sites that will permit the provision of affordable housing for all income levels and to identify and accommodate, to the extent possible, segments of the City population with special housing needs.
Adoption and Certification
The City prepares the Housing Element to meet State law requirements and to achieve certification by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). On October 22, 2013, the Lancaster City Council adopted the Housing Element Update 2014-2021; and on December 31, 2013, HCD sent a letter certifying the adopted Housing Element.
For questions regarding the adopted Housing Element, please contact the Lancaster Planning Department at (661) 723-6100.