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Housing Element Certified by State

Post Date:02/04/2015 2:38 PM

Housing Element Certified by State

California’s Department of Housing and Community Development has found Portola Valley’s 2014 Housing Element in full compliance with State housing element law. The Housing Element took more than one year of hard work by Town staff, the Planning Commission and the Town Council to develop, following on the efforts of the Ad-Hoc Housing Committee and using public input provided by interested residents at public meetings over the course of the year. Click here to access the approved 2014 Housing Element and more information about the process of developing the element. With this certification, the Town will not need to update its Housing Element again until 2022.

Over the next year, the Town will begin implementing the 2014 Housing Element. This will include developing zoning ordinance amendments to encourage second units and to bring the Town’s regulations for transitional and supportive housing into compliance with State law. In addition, the Town will be working with HIP Housing to increase publicity for their home sharing program within the community.

Interested residents can sign up for automatic notifications through the Town’s e-Notice system at, or can contact Deputy Town Planner Karen Kristiansson at for more information.

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