Housing Element

The Housing Element within our General Plan is the city’s chief policy document on housing issues. A Housing Element provides policies and programs that address issues such as balance between employment and housing, preserves existing housing stock, increases affordability for all segments of our community, and provides opportunity sites for new housing as our population grows.

Brea’s Housing Element was approved by the state office of Housing and Community Development. The State of California requires that all cities in the Southern California Area of Governments (SCAG) region update their Housing Element every eight years (previously five years).

Housing Element 2014-2021

The City Council adopted the Housing Element for the years 2014-2021 on November 5, 2013.

Adopted Housing Element: 2014-2021

Housing Element: 2008-2014


To view the Housing Element, select from the chapters below:


To view the illustrative maps, select from: