Housing Element

The City of Ceres is currently preparing an update for its Housing Element.

Click here to view the response letter from the Department of Housing and Community Development: https://ci.ceres.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/6595/Ceres-Housing-Element-HCD-Response-12-14-23 

Click here to visit the Housing Element update website: www.engage.emcplanning.com/cereshousingplan

Watch this informational video to learn what a Housing Element is and why it is important: https://hcd.wistia.com/medias/9mr2gli886

The previous City of Ceres 2014-2023 Housing Element (PDF) was approved at the City Council meeting on January 25, 2016. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) sent a letter dated March 15, 2016 indicating that the City 2014-2023 Housing Element is certified. 

Density Bonus Program

Developers have the opportunity to increase density through the Density Bonus Program. Find out more information at the following links:




If you have any questions regarding the 2014-2023 Housing Element, please contact Mr. Christopher Hoem, Director of Community Development at 209-538-5778.