Housing Element Completeness Checklist

Homes under construction.

All jurisdictions in the Bay Area must update their Housing Element by January, 2023 for the 2023-2031 planning period. This checklist was developed by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to assist local governments in the preparation of their housing element.

Download the Housing Element Completeness Checklist.

This checklist functions as an overview of all the sections and components required in a Housing Element, with a description of what each section must include to meet state requirements. Each section includes links to more information on that section of the Housing Element.

Completion of the checklist does not ensure statutory compliance, but it provides a tool to help ensure that relevant requirements of state law are being addressed prior to submission to HCD.