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City of Atascadero 

2020-2028 - 6th Cycle Housing Element 

Starting in December of 2019, the City of Atascadero began a focused update to the Housing Element of the General Plan (6th Cycle Housing Element Update). The Housing Element is an important part of the City’s General Plan and is part of a required Housing Element update as required by state law. It is a policy guidance document that describes housing-related needs and resources in the community. The Housing Element establishes a strategy to address housing needs for current and future residents in a wide socio-economic range, and may include additional policies related to housing supply and development in the City from 2020-2028.


Please visit this website for updates throughout the housing element update process. The City expects to begin public meetings early in 2020, and these meetings and subesequent documents will be posted on this website.


City City Council Meeting - Draft Housing Element Review

On June 23, 2020, the Atascadero City Council reviewed the Draft Housing Element for review and discussion, and providing feedback to staff and the City’s consultant. 

The City Council authorized the draft Housing Element to be sent to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for required review on Tuesday, June 23. To view the meeting Staff Report and draft Housing Element, please visit the links below:

Council Agenda/Teleconference and Streaming Details

Staff Report

Draft Housing Element





Please click on the link below to provide your comments to the City regarding the Housing Element Update. Additionally, you may always email us or stop by the City to discuss Housing.

Tell us about your Accessory Dwelling Unit!

Please click on the link below to provide your comments to the City regarding your Accessory Dwelling Unit or Residential Second Unit (sometimes called a granny flat or mother-in-law unit). This will inform the City in the Housing Element Update.


The Housing Element contains the following components. The City will be working proactively with stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive update incorporates the following components:




2014-2019 Adopted Housing Element

You may review the City's current adopted housing element by clicking on the link below, as well as reports submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development. As a part of the 6th Cycle Housing Element Housing Element, City Staff and its consultant will be reviewing this document. You can also view the City's yearly progress in meeting the objectives and implementation programs of the Housing Element by clicking the links below:


Atascadero General Plan


Atascadero Housing Element 2014-2019



City of Atascadero Community Development Department 

6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422

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