Housing Element Status
Rent Burden
rent burdened
Affordable Housing Production
affordable permits issued
Housing Policies and Programs
total policies

Get Involved

Participation in your community’s housing plans is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to address housing needs in a meaningful way. The planning process is happening now and relies on community input to shape the plan. Make an impact today and get involved.

Prepare and Attend

Whether you have 5 minutes, an hour or more, there are a number of ways for you to address your community’s housing needs.

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In just 5 minutes

Read a quick start guide

Read this short guide to learn how you can support housing for the future of your community.

Contact your local officials

Contact your locally elected city council member or board supervisor, appointed planning commissioner, or appointed housing commissioner to let them know you care about meeting your city or county's local affordable housing needs.

Spread the word

Are you finding the Housing Readiness Report valuable and and want to share it out in the world?

Click below to share with your networks. Suggested post: The housing crisis impacts our vulnerable neighbors' ability to have a decent place to live. Get the data to see if your city is ready to tackle the crisis & resources for how you can get involved in their housing plans with the Housing Readiness Report: housingreadinessreport.org

If you have an hour

Draft a letter to your city using a prepared template

Use one of our ready-made draft letters to help express how the lack of housing in your community impacts your and your neighbors’ lives, and what your local housing planners and elected officials should do about it.

If you have a day or more


Get ready to attend your local City Council or Board of Supervisor hearings – either virtually or in-person – by utilizing the advocacy and public messaging tools available here.


Planning for housing in your community is often a complicated and confusing process, but the process is public, accessible and inclusive. The people who plan for housing in your community want to hear your voice because you are an expert in your community. Check out the calendars and schedules below to learn when you can engage in your community’s local housing plans and attend a meeting.

Dig into your city or county's housing plan

Learn more about your community's housing needs and explore all the content behind the housing planning process in your city or county.

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