The City’s Draft 2023 Housing Element is available for review and comment from July 5 to August 3, 2022.  The Draft 2023 Housing Element contains goals, policies, and programs to create new housing opportunities, preserve and improve existing housing, support regional cooperation to address the jobs/housing balance, and continue to engage and educate the public on housing issues in our community.  Please visit to review the document online or review a hard copy at the City Clerk’s Office (735 Anacapa Street), Santa Barbara Central Library (40 E. Anapamu Street), and Santa Barbara Eastside Library (1102 East Montecito Street).  Please send your comments on the draft by August 3, 2022 to

Attached is an educational video to learn more about the importance of this housing element. This is a great time to get involved and help improve local planning legislation.

See more information regarding the Housing Element in the following video: City of Santa Barbara 2022 Housing Element 101