The City of Maywood is updating its General Plan and as part of this update the eight-year housing plan, called the Housing Element.  The Housing Element is one element of Maywood’s General Plan, which establishes policy direction for long-term development in the City. The Housing Element, update covers the planning period from 2021-2029.  The City believes public input is critical to the drafting the Housing Element and General Plan. The City looks forward to working with its residents throughout this process.

State law requires that every city and county in California have a current Housing Element to address local, regional, and statewide housing issues.  Maywood has been assigned an allocation of approximately 365 new residential units that it must accommodate in its housing plan.  This allocation with our current density can reshape the community which presents a challenge that demonstrates the importance of engaging all Maywood residents in developing this housing plan. 

The City has created a web page to assist with the outreach to the community and allow those who cannot  make it to the meetings the ability to participate in the process and provide vital information to help update this important document. The link to this web site is: Click here -   

6th Cycle Draft Housing Element 2021-2029

The Housing Element within our General Plan is the city’s chief policy document on housing issues and this document is required to be updated every 8 years. 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.

You are encouraged to provide comments on the Fifth Draft Housing Element from August 8- August 22, 2023.

The Draft Housing Element, an update to the Housing Element of the City’s General Plan, is available for public review and comment. The Housing Element is required by State law to identify and analyze existing and projected housing needs to preserve, improve, and develop housing for all economic segments of the community, and demonstrate how the City will accommodate its fair share of regional housing needs.  The City of Maywood is updating the Housing Element consistent with the requirements of State law.  The Draft Housing Element includes a Housing Plan, which establishes goals, policies, and implementation actions to address the City’s housing needs.

How to Comment on the Public Review Draft Housing Element and General Plan Update.

Your Comments are Important! The City would appreciate input from the community, housing stakeholders, and service providers on the Housing Element. There are two ways to submit comments:

1. Comments can be submitted online by clicking on the Comment button at Social Pinpoint - CommUNITY (

2. Email or written comments can be submitted to:

  • Mail comments can be received at:

City of Maywood

ATTN: Planning Division

4319 E. Slauson Ave.

Maywood, CA 90270

You are encouraged to provide comments on the Draft Housing Element and the General Plan update to the Land Use, Circulation, Safety, and Environmental Justice elements.

The Draft Housing Element was adopted by the City Council at public hearings in October of 2022. The current revisions are to get the document certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.