October 6, 2020: The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved the 2024-2032 Housing Element Work Plan. Staff will be engaging the community in the months to come for input regarding unincorporated Marins' upcoming Housing Element (Board Packet / Presentation).
January 12, 2021: In November of 2020, the Marin County Community Development Agency completed the Multi-Family Land Use Policy and Zoning Study, a technical background analysis of multi-family zoning in the unincorporated County. The Multi-Family Land Use Policy and Zoning Study (housing study) implements the Marin Countywide Plan’s Housing Element Goal 1 (Use Land Efficiently) and Housing Program 1.b (Evaluate Multi-Family Land Use Designations) to evaluate whether multi-family zoning is appropriately located. The housing study also implements the County’s Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which calls for the County to: “Evaluate existing multi-family Land Use Designations within the unincorporated county to determine whether zoning is appropriate to allow additional affordable housing development beyond existing areas of racial or ethnic concentration.”
The housing study is intended to provide an objective analysis of existing policy, regulatory, and siting constraints on housing development in Marin County and serves as a background to the update of the Countywide Plan’s Housing Element by informing the development of updated policies and regulations for the Housing Element. On November 30, 2020, staff presented the study at a public workshop of the Marin County Planning Commission. The presentation may be viewed via the November 30, 2020 hearing date. On January 12, 2021, staff will present the study at a public workshop of the Marin County Board of Supervisors (Board Letter / Presentation).
January 26, 2021: Staff presented an update about the 2024-2032 Housing Element to the Marin County Board of Supervisors (Board Packet).
May 18, 2021: The Board of Supervisors approved a contract with the consultant firm MIG for the Housing and Safety Elements (Board Packet).
June 22, 2021: The Board of Supervisors directed Staff to file an appeal of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) for unincorporated Marin, which seeks a total of 3,569 units over the 8-year period of the next Housing Element cycle. Appeals are due July 9, 2021 and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), which oversees the RHNA allocation, expects to complete its appeals hearing and issue the final RHNA allocation by the end of this year (Board Packet).