The City is required by State law to periodically update its Housing Element, a mandatory component of the City’s General Plan. The proposed update to the Housing Element constitutes the sixth such update and covers the Sixth Cycle planning period from October 15, 2021 to October 15, 2029 and would supersede the existing Housing Element (Fifth Cycle). The Housing Element is the City’s housing policy and planning document that identifies housing needs and constraint, sets forth goals, policies and programs that address the future housing needs for all income levels over an eight-year planning period that coincides with a Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). With each housing element cycle, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is responsible for assigning every jurisdiction within Orange County a RHNA, which is an allocation of residential units by income category (very low, low, moderate and above-moderate incomes). Tustin’s RHNA of the Sixth Cycle planning period is 6,782 residential units (1,724 very low, 1,046 low, 1,132 moderate, and 2,880 above-moderate). The Housing Element must in turn identify potential sites throughout the City that could adequately accommodate the City’s RHNA. The proposed Housing Element Update includes a “Site Inventory” that identifies potential housing sites throughout the City.