Housing Element


Stephanie Traylor Henry 
Senior Planner/Housing Coordinator
Phone: 916-461-6208


The City of Folsom is updating its Housing Element and would like to hear your thoughts and ideas on housing needs in Folsom.  The City is conducting a community survey to gather information on the housing needs and priorities of Folsom residents and to form strategies to meet the City’s future housing needs. Please help guide the future of housing in Folsom by responding to the survey online at www.folsomhousingelement.com/get-involved. The survey will be available online from June 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020. 

The 2013-2021 Housing Element was adopted by City Council on October 22, 2013. The purpose of the Housing Element is to identify the community’s housing needs, to state the community’s goals and objectives with regard to housing production, rehabilitation, and conservation to meet those needs, and to define the policies and programs that the community will implement to achieve the stated goals and objectives.

State law requires cities and counties to address the needs of all income groups in their housing elements. The official definition of these needs is provided by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for each city and county within its geographic jurisdiction. Beyond these income-based housing needs, the housing element must also address special needs groups such as persons with disabilities and homeless persons. Additional information about the housing element and state requirements is available at the State Department of Housing and Community Development.