6TH Cycle Housing Element

The City’s current Housing Element, which covers the planning period of 2013-2021, was adopted on August 6, 2013, by the City Council and certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on October 11, 2013.  Per State law, the City is required to update its Housing Element every eight (8) years.  HCD has established October 15, 2021, as the deadline for certification of the next planning period (2021-2029) for cities located within Los Angeles County.

The City of Lynwood 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 is a State-mandated policy document within the City of Lynwood General Plan that establishes policies and provides direction for the implementation of various programs to meet existing and projected future housing needs for all income levels within the City of Lynwood. The goal of the Housing Element policies and programs is to propose actions that accommodate growth, produce opportunity for the development of new housing, preserve existing housing stock, and assist the existing population.

The Lynwood City Council approved a Professional Service Agreement with Infrastructure Engineers on March 16, 2021, to prepare the 2021-2029 Housing Element and related EIR.  Based upon a preliminary time schedule, Infrastructure Engineers anticipates that the updates will be completed no later than October 2021.  This site will be used to update the community on the progress of updating the City’s 2021-2029 Housing Element.  For specific questions or to sign up for email notifications, please email Al Armijo at or Michelle Ramirez at

Project Timeline

Project Timeline

Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)

The Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) is mandated by State Housing Law as part of the periodic process of updating local housing elements of the General Plan. RHNA quantifies the need for housing within each jurisdiction during specified planning periods. As the Council of Governments (or regional planning agency), Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is responsible for developing the 6th cycle RHNA allocation plan which allocates each jurisdiction its fair share of housing responsibility for the planning period. The current planning period is October 2021 through October 2029.

RHNA Table

Community Outreach & Public Engagement

  • 1st Community Meeting to be held on June 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Joint City Council / Planning Commission meeting on Housing Element Update

(Virtually Open to the Public via Zoom Webinar Link)