General Plan Amendment 2021-01/Inyo County Housing Element Update

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
General Plan Amendment 2021-01/Inyo County Housing Element Update
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Document Description
The General Plan Housing Element is required pursuant to California Government Code Section 65580 et seq., and works to provide housing for all of Inyo County' s residents. The State is required to identify a Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) for the County and 205 units have been allocated for unincorporated Inyo County. The Update includes this requirement, new demographic information, and other revised regulations. Policy changes proposed include the following: allowing flexibility for locating residential care facilities; incorporating monitoring very low, low and moderate housing unit development; reasonable accommodation provisions to provide a means for persons with disabilities to request exceptions to zoning and building regulations; updating the code to include Low Barrier Navigation Centers, Transitional and Supportive Housing and Emergency Shelters to meet State requirements; update County code to meet new Density Bonus requirements: work on programs ho encourage Accessory Dwelling Units, consider allowing for by right multifamily in the Central Business Zone, review Affirmatively Further Fair Housing analysis; evaluate ways to provide infrastructure in remote areas; and, remove any restrictive language regarding mobile homes.

Contact Information

Cathreen Richards
Agency Name
Planning Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Information

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation
Development Types
Residential (Housing Element Update, including RHNA)(Units 205, Acres 60)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
2021 6th Cycle Housing Element Update


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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