June 4, 2024 Update

On June 3, 2024, California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) staff provided their preliminary findings on Dorris’ adopted housing element. In response to HCD’s June 3 input, Chapter 2, and Appendices B and C have been revised. The below table summarizes the revisions made to the adopted housing element. To read or download the revised adopted Housing Element, please see the June 4, 2024 revised Housing Element (pdf).

Corrected Housing Element Chapter or AppendixNotes-Comments
Chapter 2, various pgs.
Programs HE.2.2.1, HE.2.3.2, HE.4.2.1, HE.4.2.2, HE.4.2.3, HE.4.2.4, HE.4.2.5, HE.4.2.6, HE.4.2.7
Programs containing a “Timing” standard of “As part of the City’s Zoning Ordinance update which is planned to be adopted in Q4 2023” updated. The Timing has been changed to “Initiate amendments within one year from adoption of the 2023-2031 Housing Element and adopt amendments within two years from adoption of 2023-2031 Housing Element.”
Chapter 2,
pg. 2-11 to 2-13
Program 4.2.3 existing actions were strengthened to include regular regional coordination and participation with stakeholders to improve living conditions for farmworkers; expanded property owner outreach to include nonprofit housing developers; and augmented the incentives to include supporting funding applications.
Chapter 2, pg. 2-14
Program 4.2.6 revised to removed language for group homes for more than 6 residents (regardless of licensing) for equal treatment as other residential uses in the same zone and subject only to the provisions that apply to other residential uses of the same type in the same zone.
Chapter 2, pg. 2-18Program 5.1.1: removed references to “farmworker” in sub-action 1) due to revisions to 4.2.3.
Chapter 2,
pg. 2-21 to 2-22
Program 7.1.2: Corrected incorrect references to Tables A-47 and A-48 of Appendix A.
Appendix B,
pg. B-13 to B-13
The narrative in Table B-4 has been updated to be consistent with the revisions to Program 4.2.6.
Appendix C,
pg. C-13 to C-15
Revised Table C-4 to recategorize opportunity sites that are less than 0.50 acres from the “lower income” category to the “moderate income” category, although the APNs that comprise Dorris’ RHNA site remain categorized as lower income.
Appendix C,
pg. C-6 and C-13
Added statements for Dorris’ RHNA site (see Section 3.0 of Appendix C) and opportunity sites (see Section 5.0 of Appendix C) that there are no other known constraints to impede development for housing.

Although the adopted Housing Element was revised to address HCD’s preliminary findings and comments, the City has determined these revisions are non-substantive and are consistent with City Council Resolution 24-03. Resolution 24-03 provides for minor changes to the adopted Housing Element to address any non-substantive changes suggested or requested by HCD, and these changes do not require further review by the City Council.

Adopted 2023-2031 Housing Element

The Dorris City Council adopted the 2023-2031 Housing Element Update at its April 8, 2024 meeting. Following a required seven day waiting period, on April 16, 2024, the adopted 2023-2031 Housing Element was submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for a mandatory 60-day review. A link to read and download the 2023-2031 Housing Element adopted by the Dorris City Council on April 8, 2024 is below.

Revised 2023-2031 Housing Element Draft

On January 29, 2024, the City received a comment letter from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on the 2023-2031 Housing Element. The City reviewed these comments and updated the Housing Element in response. The Revised Hearing Draft can be accessed via the link listed below. The revisions are shown with track changes: Revisions are shown in strikeout and underline (NOTE: You will notice BLUE highlighting, and RED and GREEN strikethrough/underline text. BLUE highlighting and RED indicates deletion/addition of text; GREEN indicates movement of text from one location to another location within the document.)

On April 8, 2024, at 6:00 pm, in Dorris City Hall located at 307 S. Main Street, Dorris, the Dorris City Council will hold a Public Hearing. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public testimony, provide direction, and consider readoption of the 2023-2031 Housing Element, as amended to address HCD comments. The City Council will consider whether the amended element be adopted, rejected, or adopted with additional modifications prior to its submittal to HCD. See the Public Hearing notices linked below for more details about the April 8, 2024, Public Hearing:

For more information, please visit the City of Dorris’ website, https://www.dorrisca.us/, or call City Hall at 530-397-3511.

Dorris Housing Element Submitted to HCD!

On November 1, 2023, the City of Dorris submitted the 2023-2031 Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for a required 90-day review. The purpose of this review is for HCD to assess whether the housing element substantially complies with State housing law. All housing elements must undergo this review by the HCD. 

In December 2023, HCD provided preliminary findings and comments to the City of Dorris. In response to HCD’s input, Appendices A and B have been revised. No other chapters or appendices have been revised at this time.   

The revised portions of these appendices are shown with track changes: revisions are shown in strikeout and underline (NOTE: You will notice RED and GREEN strikethrough/underline text – RED indicates deletion/addition of text; GREEN indicates movement of text from one location to another location within the document. 

HCD will issue their findings letter on or near January 30, 2024. The City will be able to again address HCD’s findings by revising the housing element further as needed to ensure it complies with State housing law. 

Revised Appendices A and B can be read and downloaded here: 

Full copies of the housing element submitted on November 1, are available here: 

  • Dorris Housing Element Track Changes Version (pdf
  • Dorris Housing Element Clean Version (pdf)
The Review Draft of the 2023-2031 Dorris Housing Element is available now!

This notice advises members of the public that the City’s draft 2023-2031 Housing Element is available for public review and comment prior to its submission to HCD for State-level review and comments. The 30-day Public Review and Comment Period begins September 15, 2023 has been extended through to October 17, 2023, at 5 P.M. To read the full notice please download below.