The California Department of Housing and Community Development certified the City of Cypress’ 2021-2029 Housing Element on September 9, 2022. Cypress is only the fifth city in Orange County to complete the State’s rigorous certification process. The project took 18 months and included extensive community engagement, public hearings and workshops.
“I would like to thank numerous members of the community and City staff who engaged in complex discussions to ensure the City continues to balance its response to the housing crisis while preserving local control and maintaining our existing single-family neighborhoods”, said Mayor Paulo Morales.”
The Housing Element includes an analysis of the City’s demographic, economic, and housing characteristics and sites within the City that can accommodate new housing to meet the City’s State-mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) of 3,936 units.
Implementing the Housing Element programs will require several more years of work by the City Council and staff. Voters will be asked to consider changes to the Cypress Town Center and Commons Specific Plan, which lays out plans for future redevelopment of the Los Alamitos Race Course, as part of implementing the Housing Element. For more information, please visit www.cypressca.org/cypresshousing.