Santa Ana Housing Element
Santa Ana is one of the few cities in California whose housing vision is inclusive, sustainable, and embraces community health and wellness. PlaceWorks has completed the City’s last three housing element updates, winning multiple APA awards. The Housing Element strategy centers on implementing smart growth principles: housing along transportation corridors and mixed-use development in downtown; rehabilitation of housing to stabilize neighborhoods; and the integration of health, wellness, and active living. Community workshops in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese were part of an extensive public outreach.