Each jurisdiction’s Housing Element is required to provide a land inventory, identifying sufficient adequate sites suitable for residential development to accommodate the jurisdiction’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA).
The Alternative Adequate Sites Statute (Government Code 65583.1 (c)) provides flexibility to jurisdictions by allowing up to 25 percent of the adequate sites requirements to be met by making available affordable units through rehabilitation, conversion, and/or preservation.
This memorandum from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) describes legislation that amended the alternative adequate sites sections of State housing element law, including:
- AB 720 (Caballero)
- AB 1867 (Harkey)
- AB 1103 (Huffman)
The Memo on Alternative Adequate Sites links to more information about the Alternative Adequate Sites Statute and Checklist to assist jurisdictions in the determination of project eligibility to utilize the alternate adequate sites provisions in Government Code Section 65583.1(c).