Housing Element Update

The City of Grover Beach is working on an update to the Housing Element that will review and modify housing policies and programs to demonstrate that the City can accommodate the City’s (Regional Housing Needs Allocation) RHNA and reflect changes in state and federal housing law.  

The RHNA is produced by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and identifies the project housing needs in the region. For the San Luis Obispo region, the RHNA is 10,810 dwelling units. The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is responsible for distributing this allocation between the cities and the unincorporated county. The City’s 2020-2028 RHNA is as follows:

City of Grover Beach RHNA

Income LevelNumber of Units
Very-Low91
Low57
Moderate66
Above-Moderate155
Total369


The Update Process
The process to update the Housing Element began in January 2020 and is anticipated to take approximately ten months. The process includes numerous opportunities for public input, including a survey, available online or by pdf (available until March 1, 2020). Input may also be emailed to commdev@groverbeach.org  or submitted in writing to:

City of Grover Beach
Community Development Department
Housing Element Update
154 South 8th Street
Grover Beach, CA 93433

On February 12, the first public workshop was held. Workshop attendees were provided an overview of the Housing Element and the update process (view presentation slides here).  Attendees also shared their thoughts on community needs and ideas on how housing opportunities can be improved.

Below are the future meetings, with an approximate meeting date :

  • Joint City Council and Planning Commission Workshop - May/June 2020
  • Planning Commission Meeting - October 2020
  • City Council Meeting - November 2020

For more information, please contact Janet Reese, Associate Planner at jreese@groverbeach.org or (805) 473-4524.