Dana Point Housing Element

PlaceWorks helped the city to receive its first certified housing element. We were called in to manage the 2008–2014 update, which had not received certification. Few developable parcels were available for affordable housing and homeless services, and many residents were skeptical of lower income housing and wary of attracting more homeless to an already sizable population camping in the beach and harbor areas. After numerous public meetings, the land inventory and housing plan received near-unanimous support—especially significant since the city was required to carry over a large portion of its 2000–2008 RHNA allocation.