The City is in the process of updating the Housing Element of the General Plan for the 2021-2029 period as required by State law. The Housing Element establishes policies and programs to address Yorba Linda’s existing and projected housing needs for all economic segments of the community. The first step in this process is to ask you as a Yorba Linda resident, what you see as the community’s most important housing needs.
If you are a Yorba Linda resident, please complete the following short survey to provide us with your input.   There are nine questions, which should take about 5 minutes to complete. When you are finished with the survey, please click the “Done” Button at the bottom of the last page to send your responses to the Community Development Department. All responses are kept completely confidential.  Survey limited to Yorba Linda residents only, and only one per person.

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* 1. How long have you lived in Yorba Linda?

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* 2. Select the type of housing unit you reside in:

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* 3. Do you currently rent or own your home?

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* 4. How would you rate the physical condition of the unit you live in?

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* 5. Within the past two years, have you experienced any of the following housing issues? (Choose all that apply)

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* 6. What types of housing will best address Yorba Linda's housing needs? (choose all that apply)

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* 7. Please indicate how important the following housing priorities are for the Yorba Linda community.

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Ensuring that children who grew up in Yorba Linda have housing options so they can live in Yorba Linda as adults.
Providing more affordable housing opportunities for those who are currently priced out of Yorba Linda.
Creating mixed-use (commercial/office and residential) projects in the community that encourage walkable neighborhoods and reduce dependency on automobiles.
Focusing new housing within existing developed areas and/or cluster/compact housing in order to preserve surrounding open space.
Establishing special needs housing for seniors, persons with disabilities, and/or veterans.
Encouraging the maintenance and rehabilitation of housing in older neighborhoods.
8. The State of California is requiring the City to plan and zone for at least 2,411 new housing units, of which approximately 70 percent are required to be affordable to lower and moderate-income households (for example, in Orange County, a family of four with a household income of less than $102,500 is considered lower-income, and households earning between $102,500-$123,600 are considered moderate income).

The City is working to identify strategies to meet this obligation. Please indicate your support for the following potential housing development strategies:

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* 8.A. Increase allowable housing densities to 40 - 50 units / acre on a limited number of housing sites to reduce the number of multi-family sites required.

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* 8.B. Maintain the City’s current maximum density of 30 units/acre, requiring designation of a greater number of multi-family sites

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* 8.C. Encourage new multi-family housing on existing infill sites with access to existing infrastructure.

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* 8.D. Provide incentives to increase the production of accessory dwelling units (granny flats).

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* 9. Are there any other strategies you would like to suggest the City consider to create more housing opportunities?

The City would like your input on potential sites for where new housing should be considered. Are there areas in the City that are currently underutilized or properties that should be considered for potential redevelopment for housing? Are you aware of any property owners considering development of their properties?  You can use the link below to access a Citywide parcel map, and click on any parcel to leave your comments.  Your input will assist staff in developing a list of potential housing sites which will be made available for public review and comment. This is a virtual brainstorming session and not a commitment – any and all ideas are welcome!

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Instructions:
· Go to https://webgis.yorbalindaca.gov
· Click on the Public Housing Element Comment thumbnail image.
· To add a comment, zoom to a location on the map where you would like to make a comment, then click the green star in the upper left hand corner
· Click on the map at the location of interest, and a popup box will appear where you can add your comment
· That is all!  Thank you for contributing to this process.
The City sincerely appreciates your input!

Feel free to contact the Housing Element team, at housingelement2021@yorbalindaca.gov with any questions/comments, or visit the City's 2021-2029 Housing Element website www.YLHousingElementUpdate.com for more information.
**Please note that once you hit the "Done" button, you may be automatically re-directed to an unaffiliated survey by one of Survey Money's sponsors. The City of Yorba Linda is not responsible for the Survey Monkey content beyond the Housing Element Survey.**

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