Town of San Anselmo

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The Town is updating its General Plan Housing Element to update town housing policies and designate sites for about 833 new housing units by 2031, of which about 519 units need to be affordable for people with very low to moderate incomes.

Coming soon: Give input on future housing sites on our online map.

This is your opportunity to shape the Town's future! The town is seeking input on where new housing units could be built for people of all income levels and stages of life.

Virtual public workshops (held via Zoom)

See calendar to the right

Send us your comments!

Elise Semonian, Planning Director
525 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 258-4636
planning@townofsananselmo.org

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Want to stay updated on the housing plan process?

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Timeline

The process to update the town’s housing plan will include the development of a policy document that provides an analysis of the town’s housing needs for all income levels, and strategies and programs that will be implemented to respond and provide for those housing needs for the next eight years. As part of the policy document, the town will make a list of properties that could accommodate the number of future housing units required by the state. The town will seek and welcomes public input in this process.

  • Early 2022: Planning Commission workshops and hearings to gather public input on sites for future housing and potential programs
  • Spring 2022: Town Council hearing on the housing plan
  • Town Council adoption of the updated housing plan
  • Provide housing plan to the state for approval
  • January 31, 2023: State approved housing plan

Why this matters

  • Providing housing to meet the needs of all income levels is critical to the social and economic health of the Town.
  • It can be challenging for the Town to attract workers, teachers, police officers and other middle-income professionals because of the high cost of housing.
  • Children who grow up in San Anselmo have a hard time staying here due to housing affordability.
  • Like cities throughout California, the Town has seen an increase in homelessness and the cost associated with managing the effects on the community.
  • Having an approved housing plan makes the Town eligible for state grants to help fund infrastructure improvements and affordable housing.
  • If the Town doesn’t meet its deadline to create a plan to accommodate the state’s forecasted housing needs, the town could face tens of thousands of dollars in fines per month until a plan is approved by the state.
  • Without an approved housing plan, the risk of housing-related lawsuits increases.

The Town is updating its General Plan Housing Element to update town housing policies and designate sites for about 833 new housing units by 2031, of which about 519 units need to be affordable for people with very low to moderate incomes.

Coming soon: Give input on future housing sites on our online map.

This is your opportunity to shape the Town's future! The town is seeking input on where new housing units could be built for people of all income levels and stages of life.

Virtual public workshops (held via Zoom)

See calendar to the right

Send us your comments!

Elise Semonian, Planning Director
525 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 258-4636
planning@townofsananselmo.org

Sign up for updates

Want to stay updated on the housing plan process?

Sign up for the Housing Element Update list to receive email updates.

Timeline

The process to update the town’s housing plan will include the development of a policy document that provides an analysis of the town’s housing needs for all income levels, and strategies and programs that will be implemented to respond and provide for those housing needs for the next eight years. As part of the policy document, the town will make a list of properties that could accommodate the number of future housing units required by the state. The town will seek and welcomes public input in this process.

  • Early 2022: Planning Commission workshops and hearings to gather public input on sites for future housing and potential programs
  • Spring 2022: Town Council hearing on the housing plan
  • Town Council adoption of the updated housing plan
  • Provide housing plan to the state for approval
  • January 31, 2023: State approved housing plan

Why this matters

  • Providing housing to meet the needs of all income levels is critical to the social and economic health of the Town.
  • It can be challenging for the Town to attract workers, teachers, police officers and other middle-income professionals because of the high cost of housing.
  • Children who grow up in San Anselmo have a hard time staying here due to housing affordability.
  • Like cities throughout California, the Town has seen an increase in homelessness and the cost associated with managing the effects on the community.
  • Having an approved housing plan makes the Town eligible for state grants to help fund infrastructure improvements and affordable housing.
  • If the Town doesn’t meet its deadline to create a plan to accommodate the state’s forecasted housing needs, the town could face tens of thousands of dollars in fines per month until a plan is approved by the state.
  • Without an approved housing plan, the risk of housing-related lawsuits increases.
Page last updated: 05 November 2021, 11:30