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The project logo Housing Plan Update

The City of Carlsbad is updating its housing plan, something required by state law to ensure the city is meeting the housing needs of all members of the community. This includes updating city housing policies and designating space for about 3,900 new housing units by 2029, of which about 2,100 units need to be affordable for people with very low to moderate incomes.

To put this in perspective, the city currently has about 54,000 housing units. Housing units could include single family homes, apartments, condos and accessory dwelling units (also known as granny flats).

 

If you’d like to learn more about the city’s housing plan before taking this survey, watch this video.

Please answer the questions below to help the city develop a plan that best reflects our community's needs, values and priorities when it comes to housing.

Which best describes your current housing situation?
Own
Rent
Live with friends/family, do not own or pay rent
Do not currently have a permanent home
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Which best describes your current living situation?
Accessory dwelling unit (granny flat/guest house)
Apartment
Condominium/townhome
Single family home
Mobile home
Group home/assisted living
Do not currently have a permanent home
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Please let us know in which area you live.
Which best describes your household composition:
Single, living alone
Single, living with roommates
Couple living together, no children
Living with children under 18 at home
Multiple generations living together (adult children, parents, grandparents, etc.)
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Please rank the ideas below based on what you think are the best locations in Carlsbad overall for new housing. Housing should be located:

Please drag and drop the following into the "Your Top Priority" box to show the most important on top and least important on the bottom.

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There are a number of trade offs associated with different approaches to providing more housing in Carlsbad.

Please drag and drop the following into the "Your Top Priority" box to show the most important on top and least important on the bottom.

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Next, please rank the following programs and strategies that could address the city's future housing needs:

Please drag and drop the following into the "Your Top Priority" box to show the most important on top and least important on the bottom.

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What types of programs would make you consider adding an accessory dwelling unit (granny flat) to your property? Please select all that apply.
Easy permitting process
Inexpensive permitting process
Pre-approved building plans provided by the city
Help with financing
Rent would be a new source of income
If it would increase the property value of my home
It could make buying a home in Carlsbad attainable for me
Not interested/doesn't apply to me
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What is your age group?
18 to 29
30 to 49
50 to 64
65 and older
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Which best describes your annual gross household income?
Below $25,000
$25,000 - $50,000
$50,000 - $100,000
$100,000 - $200,000
More than $200,000
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What else would you like us to consider when updating Carlsbad's housing plan?

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That’s it. The next step is for city staff to review all the input and share it with the Housing Element Advisory Committee and City Council (this is expected in late August/early September). In the meantime, you can learn more about the housing plan update by visiting the city’s website.