Tulare County Housing Element 2023-2031 Update (GPA 22-005)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Tulare County Housing Element 2023-2031 Update (GPA 22-005)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zones: R-1 (Single Family Residential Zone), R-2 (Two Family Residential Zone), R-3 (Multi Family Residential), R-A (Rural Residential Zone), RO (Residential Estate), MR (Mountain Residential) PD-F-M (Planned Development Foothill Mobile Home), A-1 (Agriculture) AE-20 (Exclusive Agriculture 20 acre minimum), AE-40 (Exclusive Agriculture 40-acre minimum). General Plan Designations: UDBs (Urban Development Boundaries), UAB (Urban Area Boundary), HDB (Hamlet Development Boundary), RVLP (Rural Valley Lands Plans), FGMP (Foothill Growth Management Plan), MFP (Mountain Framework Plan), County Circulation Element, Health and Safety and Environmental Resource Elements, Tulare County Comprehensive Airport Land Use Plan
Document Description
The Housing Element is a comprehensive assessment of current and future housing needs for all segments of the County’s population living in unincorporated areas, as well as a program for meeting those needs. In previous decades, significant economic and demographic changes in Tulare County have challenged the ability of local jurisdictions and the private sector to construct adequate and affordable housing. Rapidly rising home prices and continued population growth have contributed to the scarcity of affordable housing. The housing market has recovered from the collapse in the late 2000’s with home prices currently reaching all-time highs during the 2023-2031 planning period for this Housing Element. Providing adequate housing—especially extremely low- and low-income housing—remains a significant challenge to both local governments and the private sector. The Tulare County Housing Element serves as a policy guide to address these issues, as well as the comprehensive housing needs of the unincorporated areas of Tulare County during the 2023 to 2031 planning period and beyond. The provision of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for current and future residents of the unincorporated areas of Tulare County is the primary focus of the Housing Element. Additionally, the Housing Element places special emphasis on certain segments of the population, such as the elderly, the disabled, single-parent households, teenage parents, large families, farmworkers, overcrowded households, residents of group quarters, ethnic or racial minorities, veterans, and the homeless; as these groups may have more difficulty in finding decent and affordable housing due to their special needs and the challenges presented by living in disadvantaged communities for many of those residents. Overall, and in summary, the purpose of the Housing Element is to: ? Determine the existing and projected housing needs of residents of the unincorporated areas; ? Establish goals, objectives, policies, and programs that guide decision-making to address housing needs; and ? Implement actions that encourage the private sector to build housing, while ensuring that governmental policies do not serve as a constraint to housing production. There are no proposed projects or proposed developments associated with updating the Housing element; the action is to merely to comply with applicable State housing planning requirements.

Contact Information

Hector Guerra
Agency Name
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
Job Title
Chief Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


All unincorporated areas within the County
Other Location Info
All unincorporated areas within the County

Notice of Completion

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State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (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 Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Housing Element Update)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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