General Plan

La Habra General Plan

State law requires every city and county to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of that jurisdiction. The general plan is the City's blueprint of the future. It expresses community goals and embodies public policy that are the basis for all land use decisions.

The City of La Habra completed a comprehensive update of its General Plan (GP). The last comprehensive update occurred in 2014. The GP update reflects changes in the community's attitudes and approaches to development. The plan works to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood unit, improve the quality of life within the community, and address economic development issues. 

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Housing Element Update 2021-2029 (NEW!)

The City of La Habra's final Housing Element is available for public review by clicking on the Housing Element link. On September 19, 2022, the City adopted the 6th Cycle Housing Element and found it to be in substantial compliance with state law. Pursuant to Resolution No. 6085, the City Council authorized the City Manager to make any technical or clerical revisions to the Housing Element as may be necessary to obtain a finding of substantial compliance from the State's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Therefore, the City Manager has made minor technical and clerical refinements in an effort to obtain HCD certification. 

Adopted Housing Element - Technical and Clerical Revisions on February 13, 2023

La Habra Transmittal Letter to HCD Dated February 22, 2023

Sites Inventory List for La Habra Dated February 22, 2023

Housing Element Review Process Timeline- To Date as of February 2023:

Inclusionary Housing Ordinance 

In April 2021, the City adopted an inclusionary housing ordinance to help meet the housing needs of the community and provide for more affordable housing. The ordinance provides that for projects with 10 or more units, the developer must set aside 15% of the total units or provide an equivalent in-lieu fee for housing affordable to households of very low, low, or moderate incomes. Inclusionary housing units at an affordable cost will implement the goals and objectives of the Housing Element update and help meet the city's regional share of housing needs. 

Ordinance 1833 - Inclusionary Housing Units