Revised Housing Element Submitted to State

The City of Goleta’s draft Revised Adopted Housing Element 2023-2031 is now in the hands of the State for review. Goleta’s Housing Element establishes City policies and programs for maintaining and improving existing housing as well as identifies sites adequate to accommodate development of new housing to meet the City’s assigned share of housing needs under the State-required Regional Housing Needs Assessment.

Submitted on August 18, 2023 the State has 60 days to review Goleta’s draft Revised Adopted Housing Element 2023-2031. The community can view the document on the City’s website at Once the City receives comments from the State, City staff will present the draft document with proposed revisions to the Planning Commission and Council at future public hearings for adoption.

The 60-day review period follows a 7-day public review from August 10 – 17, 2023 on the revised document. The City held three study sessions in July 2023 with the City Council and Planning Commission to consider possible housing sites for rezoning as part of the Housing Element 2023-2031 in response to comments received on March 20, 2023 from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) after the City submitted its adopted Housing Element 2023-2031 to the State for review in January 2023. HCD issued a letter requesting that the City revise its Housing Element to address comments and meet the State’s required Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA).

For more information on the City’s Housing Element Update project, go to If you have any questions about the project, please email City staff at For inquiries in Spanish, please contact Marcos Martinez, Spanish Engagement Specialist, at (805) 562-5500 or