Affordable Housing

All cities and counties in the State of California are required to affirmatively further affordable housing opportunities within their respective jurisdictions. Principal requirements of California Land Use Law include: adoption of Housing Elements as part of each community's General Plan; inducements to provide affordable housing through density bonuses and secondary dwellings; limitations on local land use authority to deny affordable projects or impose conditional use requirements on multifamily housing; and prohibitions on down zoning or imposition of development standards that prevent attainment of Housing Element goals.

View the City of Ojai 2014 to 2021 Housing Element (PDF).

View the California Housing Assistance website.

View the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website.