Housing Element

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Planning for Future Housing

Ensure your priorities for housing and related services are heard by taking the online survey.

Check out the Housing Element StoryMap. The StoryMap will be updated for project milestones, virtual & physically-distanced outreach events, and includes interactive maps explaining how data and community feedback are incorporated in the update process.

El Cajon continues to grow as our families grow and the City welcomes new community members. The City needs to plan for where people will live. It is estimated that approximately 3,200 new houses, condos or apartments will be necessary in the next eight years to keep up with El Cajon’s growing population and housing needs.

To address this, the Housing Element will identify potential sites where new housing development should occur and programs for how El Cajon can encourage new housing.

The City would like your input on the next 8-year Housing Element.

As part of this effort, new policies to address equity in the General Plan will be developed under the Environmental Justice Element. The General Plan Safety Plan Element will also be updated.

Contact Us 

For more information on these efforts, please contact us at or 619-441-1742.

Reference Documents

2013-2021 Housing Element - The last Housing Element was adopted August 27, 2013.