Housing Element Update

What is the Housing Element

The Housing Element is a State-mandated policy document within the City of Beaumont General Plan.  It provides direction for the implementation of various programs and policies to meet existing and projected future housing needs for all income levels within the City of Beaumont community.  The Housing Element includes policies, programs, and actions to accommodate growth, identify opportunities for the development of housing, preserve existing housing stock, and assist the existing population.


The City's current Housing Element (5th Cycle) was adopted by the City Council in December of 2013 and was certified by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on February 21, 2014.  The adopted Housing Element covers the planning period from October 2013 through October 2021.  The City is currently implementing the respective actions and programs for the current planning cycle.  The next housing cycle (6th Cycle) will cover the planning period from October 2021 to October 2029.

The City's Housing Element is being updated to comply with State law and ensure the City's policies and programs can accommodate estimated housing growth need identified in the Southern California Association of Government's (SCAG) Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation for the 2021-2029 planning period.  The 6th Cycle Housing Element and associated environmental document(s) will be reviewed for compliance with State law by the California State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and must be adopted by the City Council no later than October 15, 2021.

The 6th Cycle update includes the following steps:

  • Assessment of City-wide Housing Needs and Opportunities;
  • Public Outreach;
  • Drafting of Goals, Policies, and Programs;
  • Preparation of CEQA - Environmental Review Documents as applicable;
  • Preparation of the 6th Cycle Housing Element;
  • Coordination with HCD to Obtain State Certification: and
  • Adoption of the 6th Cycle Housing Element by the Beaumont City Council

The identified steps and location adoption process will take place from November 2020 to October 2021, and include a multitude of public outreach efforts, such as community workshops, and public hearing (Planning Commission and City Council) to help shape future policy decisions.

Public Meetings

Community Workshop 

Zoom Details:

  • To participate by phone: 1-669-900-9128
  • Meeting ID: 897 0271 9201
  • Passcode: 010852


Housing Element (PDF) 2013-2021 - 5th Cycle
City of Beaumont General Plan
HCD Requirements Memo

Housing Element Programs