2023-2031 Housing Element

In compliance with State law, the Town of Danville is preparing an update to its Housing Element for the 2023-2031 planning period. Visit the DanvilleTownTalks.org online platform for an easy way to ask questions and engage in this effort.


The State of California has declared a housing affordability crisis. As part of a multi-pronged effort to induce more housing production, the State has determined that the San Francisco Bay Area must plan to accommodate an additional 441,176 new homes in the upcoming eight-year planning period between 2023-2031.   

Of this total, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) has assigned Danville a minimum target of 2,241 new homes. This represents a four-fold increase from the prior housing cycle. As prescribed by state law, Danville’s updated Housing Element must identify locations – specific land parcels – to accommodate this projected housing growth by income category:  

Income Category 

% of Area Median Income (AMI) 

Contra Costa Household Income1 (maximum) 

RHNA Housing Assignment (minimum) 

Very Low 

≤ 50% 


652 units 




376 units 

Median Income 



{reference point} 




338 units 

Above Moderate 



875 units 

Minimum Total: 

2,241 units 

Note: Maximum income is based on an Area Median Income (AMI) of $119,200 for a family of four in Contra Costa County 2020, as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

Why This Matters

The State of California holds all local governments accountable for accommodating their assigned housing target, regardless of the remaining available land capacity within the community.  However, state law does allow cities and counties to decide where housing development should be located.   Consequently, community participation is essential to creating a plan that reflects Danville's core planning values in a manner that is consistent with state law and identifies the most appropriate locations to accommodate the assigned housing target.   

Your input is formally collected on the DanvilleTownTalks.org online platform.   

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Penalties for non-compliance with state housing law include court-imposed fines of up to $600,000 per month and potential lawsuits with consequences that include: 

•    Court mandated compliance 

•    Court approval of housing development 

•    Suspension of ability to issue building permits

Stay Informed, Participate

Visit the DanvilleTownTalks.org platform to learn more, sign up for updates, contribute your input, request a presentation for your organization, and register for upcoming workshops.


Housing Element FACT SHEET (PDF)

Housing Element FAQs (PDF)

Housing Element Inventory Guidebook (PDF)

Housing Element Timeline Graphic

We want to hear your input, ideas, feedback, and comments on Danville's Housing Element Update

The Danville community has a new way to connect with their Town government. The newly launched www.DanvilleTownTalks.org expands the community’s options for providing input, ideas, feedback, and comments on local issues. The first project to feature on the new site will be Danville’s state-mandated Housing Element Update. Residents can complete surveys and submit comments through the website or add comments and ideas via text. 


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