San Benito County Housing Element Update

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Benito County
Document Title
San Benito County Housing Element Update
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
All Zones
Document Description
The project is the update to the County of San Benito's General Plan Housing Element. State law requires every city and county to adopt a general plan containing at least seven mandatory elements (chapters). One required element is the housing element, which must be updated every five years. The County's updated Housing Element covers the planning period of 2007 to 2014. The purpose for requiring local housing elements is to ensure that each jurisdiction provide its fair share of regional demand for housing. The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) allocated regional shares of statewide housing needs. These allocations are provided to a region's Council of Government (COG), which determines each jurisdiction's fair share contribution. The San Benito County Council of Governments (SCOG) encompasses the cities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista and the unincorporated areas of San Benito County. SCOG indicated each jurisdiction contribution through the creation of a Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA). The RHNA for the period of 2007-2014 for the SCOG region is 4,754 new housing units.

Contact Information

Micahel Kelly
Agency Name
San Benito County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Benito

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Local Actions
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Recreation, Transportation

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