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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Nevada County Housing Element Update Public Review Draft Available


The County has completed a Public Review Draft of the 2019-2027 Nevada County Housing Element update. Section 65302(c) of the California Government Code requires every County and City in the State to include a Housing Element as part of its adopted General Plan.  The Housing Element is one of seven mandatory elements of the General Plan and the only General Plan element that must be updated every eight years as mandated by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

The updated Housing Element will examine Nevada County's housing needs, as they exist today, and project future housing needs.  The updated Housing Element will set forth community Goals, Objectives, and Policies concerning those needs and include a housing program that responds to current and future needs within the limitations of available resources.  The housing program details an eight-year schedule of actions the community is undertaking or plans to undertake to achieve its housing goals and objectives.  

The updated Housing Element is prepared in compliance with Section 65302(c) and Article 10.6 of the Government Code and the 2017 State of California, Office of Planning and Research's (OPR) General Plan Guidelines will be used as the guiding principles for the document. Upon its adoption by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, the updated Housing Element will serve as a comprehensive statement of the County's housing policies and as a specific guide for program actions to be taken in support of those policies.

The public review draft will be available for public comment for a period of 30-days.  The draft is available to download by following the link below:


Or you may review a hardcopy of the draft at any of the following locations:


Nevada County Planning Department Office  950 Maidu Ave. Suite 170, Nevada City, CA 95959


Nevada County Board of Supervisors / Clerk of the Board 950 Maidu Ave. Suite 170, Nevada City, CA 95959


And at the following library locations:


Madelyn Helling Library. 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959;

Grass Valley Library. Royce Branch. 207 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945;

Penn Valley Library. 11336 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946; 

Bear River Library (High School Library). 11130 Magnolia Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949

Truckee Library. 10031 Levon Ave. Truckee, CA 96161


We would appreciate any comments in writing by April 26, 2019.  If you wish to discuss the Housing Element update process or have questions or comments please contact me at (530) 265-1423 or via email at 

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