Housing Southern Californians
Improving the relationship of home prices and rents to household income, while promoting a geographic balance of jobs and housing are major issues facing the region. The shared goal of creating walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods near employment and transit, and encouraging strategies for sustainable growth adds to the challenges facing local planners and elected officials, as the region enters an era where land use, transportation, and environmental planning are linked together to improve the quality of life for all.
The SCAG efforts in planning and policy development innovation are based on the vision and dedication of a Regional council of locally elected officials representing a diverse array of communities in Southern California. SCAG provides a forum for policy dialogue, information sharing, technical analysis and consensus on critical mobility, housing, and natural resource issues confronting the region. SCAG also prepares a "fair share" projection and distribution of future housing need that supports regional transportation and environmental planning, and assists communities in the update of the housing element of local general plans pursuant to specific mandates in State law.
- California Land Opportunities Tracking System (CALOTS)
- Housing and Transportation Affordability Index and Case Studies
- RHNA 101 Primer, prepared by Joe Carreras, December 2010
- SCS and RHNA presented at the SCANPH Annual Conference, October 1, 2010
- The Impact of SB 375 and Changing Demographics on Future Development presented by Joe Carreras, February 4, 2010
- The Linkage between the Sustainable Community Strategy and the Regional Housing Needs Assessment prepared by Joe Carreras
- Deeper Underwater—A Southland Foreclosure Update prepared by Joe Carreras
Resources and Links
For more information, contact Ma'Ayn Johnson at (213) 236-1975 or email: email@example.com