Housing Element

Public Announcement

Sierra County is conducting an update to the Housing Element.  The Housing Element, part of the County’s General Plan, is a policy document that addresses existing and future housing needs for all residents residing in unincorporated area of Sierra County and economic groups.   The State of California requires by law that the Housing Element be updated periodically, generally every four to five years.  For this program, the County is updating the document for the 2024-2029 period.

The Planning Commission will be holding a public workshop meeting on November 16, 2023 to review the current 2019-2024 Housing Element, discuss recent State laws and consider any needed changes to update the document to reflect current conditions and needs and is seeking public input for these changes as the County kicks off an update as required by State Law for the next five-year planning cycle. This meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Sierra County Courthouse, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 100 Courthouse Square, Downieville, CA.

All interested persons are invited to present testimony on the matter at the meeting, and/or submit written comments prior to the meeting.   Copies of the draft document are available for purchase or review at Sierra County Courthouse, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 100 Courthouse Square, Downieville, CA.  Additional information may be obtained regarding this matter and you may also request an electronic version of the document by contacting Monica Beachell, Planning Department Specialist, (530) 289-3251 or by e-mail at mbeachell@sierracounty.ca.gov.

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El condado de Sierra está realizando una actualización del Elemento de Vivienda. El Elemento de Vivienda, parte del Plan General del Condado, es un documento de política que aborda las necesidades de vivienda existentes y futuras para todos los residentes que residen en áreas no incorporadas del Condado de Sierra y grupos económicos. El Estado de California exige por ley que el Elemento de Vivienda se actualice periódicamente, generalmente cada cuatro o cinco años. Para este programa, el Condado se encuentra actualizando el documento para el periodo 2024-2029.

La Comisión de Planificación llevará a cabo una reunión de taller público el 16 de noviembre de 2023 para revisar el Elemento de Vivienda actual 2019-2024, discutir las leyes estatales recientes y considerar cualquier cambio necesario para actualizar el documento para reflejar las condiciones y necesidades actuales y está buscando comentarios del público para estos cambios a medida que el condado inicia una actualización según lo exige la ley estatal para el próximo ciclo de planificación de cinco años. Esta reunión se llevará a cabo a las 10:00 a. m. en el Tribunal del Condado de Sierra, Cámara de la Junta de Supervisores, 100 Courthouse Square, Downieville, CA.

Se invita a todas las personas interesadas a presentar testimonio sobre el asunto en la reunión y/o presentar comentarios por escrito antes de la reunión. Copias del borrador del documento están disponibles para su compra o revisión en Sierra County Courthouse, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 100 Courthouse Square, Downieville, CA. Se puede obtener información adicional sobre este asunto y también puede solicitar una versión electrónica del documento comunicándose con Monica Beachell, especialista del Departamento de Planificación, (530) 289-3251 o por correo electrónico a mbeachell@sierracounty.ca.gov.

Public Comments

We want to hear from you!  We are currently soliciting public comments on the Housing Element update.  Please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit your comments, questions, concerns, and ideas.

Comments may also be submitted via email to mbeachell@sierracounty.ca.gov 

or via regular mail to Sierra County Planning Department | PO Box 530, Downieville, CA 95936


Sierra County's Current Housing Element (2019-2024)

Notice of Public Workshop - Update to Sierra County's Housing Element (2023.11.16)


Housing Element Update - Questionnaire

  1. Please select all that apply:
  2. Do you agree that the County should facilitate the development of infrastructure in appropriate locations to better serve housing and job creation opportunities?
  3. Do you agree that the County should develop strategies and actions to increase home ownership opportunities through economic development, including preservation and creation of employment opportunities?
  4. Do you agree that the County should pursue state and federal funding to assist in developing housing affordable to low and moderate-income households?
  5. Do you agree that the County should review the Zoning Ordinance, permit processes, and development fees to identify and remove potential constraints to the development of a range of housing for all income levels and needs?
  6. The following are potential constraints that may impact maintenance, development, and improvement of housing within the County. Please mark each option below that you believe is a potential housing constraint in Sierra County.
  7. The following are potential solutions to address housing constraints in Sierra County. Please make each option that you believe is a potential solution to address housing constraints in Sierra County.
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