To comply with California state housing law, jurisdictions within California must update their housing element every eight (8) years. In addition to providing a sites and zoning analysis to accommodate the projected housing need as determined by the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Allocation Plan, jurisdictions are required to assess their existing housing needs. Housing elements for the 5th planning cycle (October 2013 to October 2021) must be submitted by jurisdictions within the SCAG region to the California Department of Housing and Community Development by October 15, 2013.
SCAG has processed data from the 2010 decennial Census, the 2005-2009 American Community Survey along with housing related statistics from other sources for the purpose of providing value-added information to our member jurisdictions and other stakeholders. Specifically, the purpose of the data sets is to provide information which may help local jurisdictions prepare updates to their housing elements. The data sets on this page were distributed as part of the technical appendix to the adopted Final RHNA Methodology, which was approved by the SCAG Regional Council on November 3, 2011.
Please be advised that the data is processed from multiple sources, and provided in an “as-is” condition, with no guarantee or warranty of format, completeness, or fitness for any use, expressed or implied, from SCAG. Use of the data is solely on a voluntary basis. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has reviewed the Data Report and determined that with the exception of farmworker needs and persons with developmental disabilities, it meets statutory requirements for the assessment of existing housing needs data, as described in this letter from HCD.
Housing Elements 2012 Report Generator