City of Oakland 2018 Housing Element Annual 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.

BACKGROUND

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.

PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

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 dperez-domencich@oaklandca.gov

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please contact Diana Perez-Domencich, City of Oakland Strategic Planning Division, at 510-238-3550 or DPerez-Domencich@oaklandca.gov.

Documents

2018 Housing Element Annual Progress Report (EXCEL)

This updated Housing Element Annual Progress Report (APR) includes a revisions to the number of new housing units permitted in 2018, which was updated by the Planning and Building Department (PBD) after identifying an error in last year’s APR.

The 2018 APR submitted on April 1st, 2019 reported issuing building permits for 9,706 new housing units. This number was an error caused by using a data field from the Accela software that counted every transaction associated with a permit and, therefore, included activity across 2017, 2018, and 2019. The unit count is now being culled from a permit record that relates unit count exclusively within a specific year. This will be the practice going forward, which will prevent such overcounting in the future.

On May 14th 2020, PBD staff submitted this revised APR to the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

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