Housing Element

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In accordance with state law, the Town of Danville - along with all California cities and counties - must update its Housing Element every eight years. As a policy document, the Housing Element identifies where and how Danville will accommodate the housing needs for people of all income groups. For the upcoming 2023-2031 planning period, the Town is expected to accommodate a minimum of 2,241 new homes, regardless of available land capacity.


How did this come to pass? The Housing Element Update is the final step of a three-step process, involving three levels of government (state, regional and local), and where the trajectory of the outcome is set by the top two levels. Learn more about why and how Danville received this housing target and the Town's efforts in the preceding steps.

Stay Informed, Participate

With your informed participation, we believe it is possible to balance the need to accommodate growth while preserving Danville's history and character. There are at least 4 ways to engage now:

  1. Learn more from the Housing Element Fact Sheet and Housing Element FAQs.
  2. Follow the project to receive Housing Element updates.
  3. Share your story, questions, comments and ideas using the tools below or by texting us at 833-484-3328.
  4. Sign up for an upcoming Housing 101 Workshop.

In accordance with state law, the Town of Danville - along with all California cities and counties - must update its Housing Element every eight years. As a policy document, the Housing Element identifies where and how Danville will accommodate the housing needs for people of all income groups. For the upcoming 2023-2031 planning period, the Town is expected to accommodate a minimum of 2,241 new homes, regardless of available land capacity.


How did this come to pass? The Housing Element Update is the final step of a three-step process, involving three levels of government (state, regional and local), and where the trajectory of the outcome is set by the top two levels. Learn more about why and how Danville received this housing target and the Town's efforts in the preceding steps.

Stay Informed, Participate

With your informed participation, we believe it is possible to balance the need to accommodate growth while preserving Danville's history and character. There are at least 4 ways to engage now:

  1. Learn more from the Housing Element Fact Sheet and Housing Element FAQs.
  2. Follow the project to receive Housing Element updates.
  3. Share your story, questions, comments and ideas using the tools below or by texting us at 833-484-3328.
  4. Sign up for an upcoming Housing 101 Workshop.

Tell us about your housing experience


Do you have a story to share about your search for a home in Danville?

Let’s talk! Some questions you might consider to get the conversation started include:

How long have you lived here?
What brought you to Danville or did you grow up here?
What was your experience finding housing?
What keeps you here?


Share it here so we can better understand your personal experience.


Thank you for sharing your story with us. If you have more to share on your experience with housing in Danville, please consider filling out our priorities survey or attending a Housing 101 workshop.

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    WE MOVED OUT TO LAWRENCE RD. IN DANVILLE BECAUSE IT WAS "THE COUNTRY"

    by Linda Mitchell, about 2 months ago

    I moved to Danville from LA with my parents in 1963. I attended SRVH and graduated in 1965.

    I had an office on Diablo Rd. (one of the old houses) in 1973, and eventually relocated to a larger office in 1974 and both my husband and I have had offices in Walnut Creek over the past 47 years. We owned homes in Walnut Creek, living in the last one on a very private 1/3 acre lot with a huge front and back yard for 30 years.

    We decided to sell our home because we wanted to live in the country... Continue reading

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    Help more families afford a home

    by riley, 3 months ago

    As a young family who recently bought a home in Danville, we found it extraordinarily difficult to secure a home with intense competition over a severely limited number of homes all around the Bay Area. Many of our friends are also struggling to purchase a home as prices soar well beyond the reach of most California families. Often buyers are competing with dozens of other offers while needing to go over asking price.

    I'm hopeful more and more families will be able to afford a home with increased supply.

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    Keeping Danville a Town

    by Minimaker, 3 months ago
    When my husband and I moved to Danville in 1982, we had looked at over 95 homes in the East Bay from Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, and Concord, finally finding something we could afford in the San Ramon Valley. I worked for 35 years all over the County Library System and have a fairly extensive knowledge of what Contra Costa County encompasses, from Crockett to Brentwood, Kensington to San Ramon. I have seen a lot of development and diminishing rural land. I have just read the Danville RHNA Appeal Packet and many of the factors included in it are those which... Continue reading
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    Affordable housing is essential

    by J, 3 months ago
    Although I have been a full time public school teacher in this school district for over a decade, I am not even able to afford to rent a place here, except by sharing a rental with my elderly father.

    I'm very happy that Danville will be increasing the availability of affordable housing. I'm also in favor of SB9, which would lead to the creation of more affordable housing dispersed throughout the community, rather than in larger, more concentrated developments.

    The Town of Danville will be stronger for its inclusion of essential workers, upon whom the town already relies.


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    Danville needs more housing of all shapes and sizes

    by Aaron P, 3 months ago

    My parents and I moved to Danville in 1999. I went to Iron Horse and Cal High. I have since gotten married and would like to move back to Danville to be closer to my mom and dad who are entering their twilight years, and because we would like to raise a family in an area with a great school district. However, my wife and I have been unable to find affordable housing in the area, and prices continue to go up. I'm glad that the state is encouraging Danville to build more housing for middle income families. We need... Continue reading

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    Affordable housing needed

    by Amber, 3 months ago
    My husband and I moved to Danville about 16 years ago. After getting married, we were able to find an affordable apartment near downtown. We love the hills, creek, and access to hiking trails. We love that we see deer, squirrels, and wild turkeys. We love being able to walk to Farmer's Market and downtown events. I'm grateful to live near where I teach in SRVUSD. Unfortunately, the cost of housing continues to skyrocket. We have extremely low hopes of ever being able to actually buy a home anywhere near where we work. I hope the town will approve small... Continue reading
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    Finding a new Home

    by Barb Mahan, 4 months ago
    When I moved to Danville in 1998 I moved in with my soon to be husband. After we married, I. Started to look for a home of our own. I went to a garage sale and the house was for sale too. We bought the house! We have been very happy with our choice of staying in Danville. It meant sell his home and mine to afford it but it was worth it. We have been devoted to seeing that Danville remains a close community. We have done hundreds of hours of volunteer work over the past 20 years, even... Continue reading
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