Housing Element Update

New State regulations require jurisdictions to make substantial changes to their Housing Elements. The draft Housing element update incorporates these required changes. The draft housing element contains:

  • policies and implementation strategies to be undertaken over the next five years
  • a review of the 2019-2024 Housing Element update including actions taken over the past five years
  • updated data on housing, development, population, employment and other community characteristics, and
  • new maps showing vacant residential parcels that can be utilized for residential development


The County has sought feedback and community participation in the update of the Housing Element. The feedback and comments received have been incorporated into the County’s draft of the Housing Element Update and the draft has been submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), as required by law. During HCD’s review of the document, the draft is available for public review and continued comment.

The Housing Element Update draft can be found HERE. Comments can be emailed directly to Tamera Blankenship at tblankenship@co.tuolumne.ca.us.

Click Here to review the PowerPoint Presentation from the July 26, 2023 Housing Element Community Meeting 


Click Here to review the 2019 Housing Element that was adopted on September 3, 2019.

Contact Information:

Tamera Blankenship, Housing Development Specialist TBlankenship@co.tuolumne.ca.us / 209- 533-6641