The proposed project consists of a comprehensive update to the Housing Element. The Housing Element is one of the seven state-mandated elements of the local General Plan and is required by the State of California to be updated every eight years. The City of Piedmont is preparing the 2023-2031 6th Cycle Housing Element update to comply with the legal mandate that requires each local government to identify adequate sites for housing to meet the existing and projected housing needs for varying income-levels in the community. It provides the City of Piedmont with a comprehensive strategy for promoting the production of safe, decent, and affordable housing, and for affirmatively furthering fair housing during the housing cycle. The Housing Element update establishes goals, policies, and actions to address the existing and projected housing needs in Piedmont. The proposed Housing Element update does not propose any specific development project and adoption of the proposed Housing Element update would not approve any physical development (e.g., construction of housing or infrastructure). The goals, policies, and actions in the Housing Element are required to meet Piedmont’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). Piedmont’s RHNA requires 587 new housing units, including 257 new units for residents in the extremely low, very low, and low-income categories.