Housing Policy

The City of Dublin recognizes the value and importance of providing a diverse range of housing opportunities for all sectors of the population. Properly planning for the current and future housing needs of the community, and particularly affordable housing, is achieved through a range of key local planning and policy documents.

In addition, the City of Dublin is actively involved in efforts at the regional level, with the Tri-Valley Cities of Danville, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon, to engage with and advocate on housing issues and new housing legislation being developed for the Bay Area and California as a whole.

Local Housing Policy

The City of Dublin General Plan is a comprehensive policy document that expresses the community’s long-term vision and provides a framework for future decision making. The Housing Element is a State-mandated Element of the General Plan and addresses the existing and projected housing needs for all economic segments of the community.

Dublin also utilizes specific plans as a tool to implement the guiding policies contained in the General Plan. The City has adopted four specific plans that encompass a specific geographic area of the City. Each specific plan contains policies and design guidelines that are tailored to implement the community’s vision for the future of these areas and to ensure a coordinated development scheme.

For more information on residential zoning, planning, and building requirements in Dublin, please visit the Community Development Department webpage.

Regional Housing Policy

The Tri-Valley cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and the Town of Danville (also described as the “Tri-Valley Cities”) value regional leadership and collaboration and recognize the challenge of providing adequate and affordable housing opportunities in the region. Recent efforts at the regional level, through the Committee to House the Bay Area (CASA) and by State legislators have brought these challenges and the resultant policy implications for the Tri-Valley into sharper focus.

There is a unique opportunity for the Tri-Valley Cities to work together, to develop a collaborative response to influence legislative efforts at the State towards outcomes that address housing needs, while respecting community character and desire for local decision making.

Documents and Resources