City of Oakland 2018 Annual Housing Element Progress Report

Every city and county in the state of California is required to submit an annual report on the jurisdiction's progress in implementing the housing element of its general plan. The report must be submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research on or before April 1 of each year, using the forms and definitions adopted by HCD.


On April 1, 2019, the City released the 2018 Housing Element Annual Progress Report (APR). The Report documents the progress made by the City in implementing policies adopted as part of the 2015-2023 Housing Element and in issuing building permits for new residential construction in calendar year 2018. In addition, Assembly Bill 879 (Grayson) and Senate Bill 35 (Wiener) of the 2017 Housing Package added new reporting requirements that became effective starting in 2018. This year's Annual Progress Report also includes:

• The number of housing development applications received in 2018 (including the location of proposed, approved, and disapproved units by income category).
• The number of new housing units that received a planning and zoning approval (“entitlement”), building permit, or certificate of occupancy in 2018; including the location and income category that each unit of housing satisfied.
• The number of housing development projects submitted, approved, permitted, or constructed under Senate Bill 35 streamlining.


The Oakland City Planning Commission and the Oakland City Council will conduct public meetings and hearings on the City's Housing Element Annual Progress Report (2018). Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings and hearings, and to provide either written or oral comments. Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 18th.

Please address all written comments to: Diana Perez-Domencich, 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3315, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 238-6538 (fax); or via email to

The following public meetings/hearings were held by the city on the 2015-2023 Housing Element Annual Progress Report (2018):

1) Planning Commission

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Council Chambers (3rd floor), City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Click here to watch a video recording of the meeting. Find the Staff Report here.

2) Community and Economic Development Committee

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 1, Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room (First Floor), City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Find the Agenda and Agenda Report here.

3) Oakland City Council

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Council Chambers (3rd floor), City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza


Please contact Diana Perez-Domencich, City of Oakland Strategic Planning Division, at 510-238-3550 or