Housing Element & General Plan Update


The City of Irwindale is preparing to update its current Housing Element for the 2021-2029 planning period, as mandated by State Law. 


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The current Irwindale Housing Element was certified by HCD in 2013 and shall serve as a foundation for updating the Housing Element. The Housing element will be updated to include the policies, strategies, and actions that the City will undertake to facilitate the construction of new housing and preservation of existing housing to meet the needs of the population. The updated Housing Element must address the City’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation. The current adopted Housing Element covers the period 2013-2021 and must be updated for the next planning cycle (6th Cycle) covering the period 2021-2029. A copy of the current Housing Element is available on the City website.  

In addition to the Housing Element update, the City of Irwindale is updating the Safety Element of the General Plan and the other Elements as needed for consistency. The General Plan update also includes an Environmental Justice Element and policies in compliance with SB1000.  

The City of Irwindale has the Following Objectives for the Housing Element Update

  • Comply with all City and State legal and regulatory requirements.
    • A complete analysis of the specific housing needs and an inventory of the resources and constraints relevant to addressing the housing needs;
    • An inventory of land suitable for residential development to meet the City’s housing needs; 
    • Identification and analysis of potential and actual governmental constraints; 
    • Identification of specific programs to implement the policies and goals; and
    • Other analysis, policies, and goals required to comply with applicable State law.
  • Produce a comprehensive document that addresses current and projected housing conditions and needs in the City.
  • Ensure residents and stakeholders are engaged and participate in the update process.
  • Achieve milestones with sufficient time for City and state oversight and review.
  • Effectively coordinate with other consultants and City Staff.

For additional information and resources on the preparation of the 2021-2029 Housing Element please see below. To stay up-to-date on the latest information regarding the process, please check this website on a regular basis and sign up to receive listserv email messages.

Draft Housing Element and General Plan Update Documents

Draft Housing Element Update for Public Review(view here)
Draft Housing Element Programs (view here)

Community Workshop - Share Your Input!

Previous Workshops

October 18, 2023 (FLYER) at 6:00pm PST via Zoom.
September 19, 2023 (FLYER) at 6:00pm PST via Zoom.

April 7, 2022 (FLYER) at 6:00pm PST via Zoom.

May 25, 2022 (FLYER) at 5:30pm PST in-person and via Zoom.

August 9, 2022 (FLYER) at 6:00pm PST in-person and via Zoom.
November 10, 2022 (FLYER) at 6:00pm PST in-person and via Zoom. 

Recordings from the Previous Outreach

October 18, 2023 - The recording is available here
PowerPoint presentation is available here, click here for pdf.

September 19, 2023 - The recording is available here. 
PowerPoint presentation is available here, click here for pdf.

April 7, 2022 - The recording is available here (large file). 
PowerPoint presentation is available here, click here for pdf.

May 25, 2022 - The recording is available here (large file). 
PowerPoint presentation is available here, click here for pdf.  

August 9, 2022 - Recording available in two versions - presentation focused here and activity focused here.
PowerPoint presentation is available here, click here for pdf.  

November 10, 2022 - Zoom recording (large file). Audio only (English)Audio only (Español). 
PowerPoint presentation is available
 here, click here for pdf. 

Housing Element Resource Information

Frequently Asked Questions Here.

Stakeholder Interviews

ESA is conducting stakeholder interviews as part of the General Plan update. We would like as much community input as possible. If you would like to participate, please contact Shannon Wages directly at swages@esaassoc.com. You can also give your contact information to Community Development at msimpson@irwindaleca.gov or call 626-430-2209 and we will provide it to ESA.

Written Communication 

Letter from Southwest Mountain States Regional Council of  Carpenters (SWMSRCC) (view here)


Marilyn Simpson, AICP - Community Development Director - Email Marilyn Simpson
Brandi Jones, Senior Planner - Email Brandi Jones
Lisa Chou, Associate Planner - Email Lisa Chou