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Housing Element

Welcome to the City of Mission Viejo Housing Element Update!

The City of Mission Viejo, along with all jurisdictions throughout the State,  is mandated by California State Law to prepare a Housing Element update for State certification. The Housing Element is part of the General Plan and includes goals, policies, programs and quantified objectives to further the development, improvement and preservation of housing.

State Housing Element law requires that each City and County identify and analyze existing and projected housing needs within their jurisdiction during an eight year planning period, which for jurisdictions in the SCAG (Southern California Association of Government) region, extends from October 2021 through October 2029 for the 6th cycle planning period.

Through a comprehensive analysis of existing and future needs, the State has determined that an additional 1.34 million housing units need to be constructed in the SCAG region during the above mentioned planning period, of which Mission Viejo is currently expected to provide a minimum of 2,217 new units. 


Revised Housing Element Available for Review

In response to comments received from the public and the State Department of Housing and Community Development (“HCD”), the City has made revisions to the currently adopted Housing Element. A public hearing will be held by the Planning and Transportation Commission to consider the revised Housing Element Update and forward a recommendation to the City Council. A second public hearing will be held by the City Council to review the recommendation made by the Planning and Transportation Commission and consider adoption of the revised 2021-2029 Housing Element, in accordance with state housing law.

Notice of Public Hearing

Revised Housing Element 

City Response to HCD Comments



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Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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