Current Projects

  1. Housing Element Update
  2. Project Notices and Related Environmental Documents
  3. The North Tustin Street Specific Plan
  4. Chapman University Specific Plan Amendment #7
  5. Trails at Santiago Creek
  6. Pending Land Use Applications

The Public Review Draft of the 2021-2029 Housing Element is now available. You can review individual sections of this draft below:

  1. Introduction
  2. Community Profile
  3. Housing Constraints, Resources, and Fair Housing
  4. Housing Plan
  5. Appendix A: Review of Past Performance
  6. Appendix B: Site Analysis
  7. Appendix C: Community Engagement
  8. Appendix D: Glossary of Terms

The City’s General Plan establishes a long-term vision for growth and change in the community. The Housing Element is a required component of the General Plan and guides future decisions regarding housing, goals, policies, and programs. It is required to be updated every 8 years by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). This update is the 6th Cycle Housing Element update and will plan for the period from 2021-2029.

The public review period will end on June 21st, 2021.

If you have comments on the Public Review Draft of the City of Orange’s Housing Element, you can use this quick survey form to provide those to the project team.  For longer response or to send resources or attachments, please email Anna Pehoushek at apehoushek@cityoforange.org..

The Housing Element is one of the seven elements required by the State to be included in the City's General Plan. The Housing Element provides the primary policy guidance for housing for the City’s decision-makers crafted to address housing opportunities and needs for present and future residents.

The City of Orange kicked off the Housing Element Update in December 2019. Over the next year, City staff will be working with the community to update the Housing Element for the 2021-2029 planning period.

Community Engagement

In order for the Housing Element to serve the community well, we can't do this alone. We need to hear from people like you. 

Since the pandemic makes it difficult to meet in person, we’ve developed a survey to begin the conversation community, which you can access by clicking the link below. There is also an informational presentation on the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update, as well as a Fact Sheet to provide you information about the Housing Element and the City’s update process. 


Please join us in planning for the future of housing in Orange! We look forward to hearing from you.

Project Updates

May 26, 2021

The City conducted a virtual public workshop to provide an overview of the Public Review Draft Housing Element, answer questions, and take feedback.

May 21, 2021

The City released the Public Review Draft Housing Element to the public and is soliciting comments through June 21, 2021.  In addition to the document being available on the City’s website, printed copies are available at the Orange Public Library & Local History Center, and City Hall at the Community Development Department and City Clerk’s Office.

January 12, 2021

The City appreciates everyone who participated in the Community Outreach Survey, and to the many stakeholders who participated in the stakeholder meetings.

A Public Review Draft Housing Element will be available for review in the Spring of 2021. The City will be holding a second Community Workshop during the public review period. Planning Commission and City Council Public Hearings are anticipated to occur in Summer of 2021.

October 12, 2020

The City launched the Housing Element Virtual Workshop, which includes an online community survey, informational presentation, and fact sheet. The online survey will be available for the community through November 15th.

February 3, 2020

The City of Orange has kicked off the Housing Element Update. We encourage all Orange residents to help us plan the City’s future housing needs and priorities. Please check back in to this website for updates in the coming months for opportunities to participate in the Housing Element Update.

2014-2021 Housing Element

  1. Orange Adopted Housing Element (PDF)
  2. Orange Final Initial Study Checklist (PDF)

Questions or Comments? 

Questions about the Housing Element Update? Please contact Anna Pehoushek, Assistant Community Development Director, at apehoushek@cityoforange.org or call (714) 744-7220.