Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) & Housing

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What is the RHNA?

The Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) is mandated by State Housing Law as part of the periodic process of updating local housing elements of the General Plan. The RHNA quantifies the need for housing within each jurisdiction during specified planning periods. SCAG is in the process of developing the 6th cycle RHNA allocation plan which will cover the planning period October 2021 through October 2029. It is planned for adoption by SCAG in October 2020. For information on the 5th cycle which was adopted in October 2012, please click here.

Communities use the RHNA in land use planning, prioritizing local resource allocation, and in deciding how to address identified existing and future housing needs resulting from population, employment and household growth. The RHNA does not necessarily encourage or promote growth, but rather allows communities to anticipate growth, so that collectively the region and subregion can grow in ways that enhance quality of life, improve access to jobs, promotes transportation mobility, and addresses social equity, fair share housing needs.

A RHNA 101 webinar was held on July 29, 2019 to provide an overview of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment process. For those of who were unable to participate in the webinar, we have a recording posted at this link. We have also provided a file with a PDF of the powerpoint slides presented and questions asked during the webinar.

Click button image to View RHNA Comment Letters Received

FINAL RHNA Allocation Methodology (Adopted by Regional Council 3/5/20)

View archived videos of past Regional Council, CEHD and RHNA Subcommittee meetings on their respective committee web pages.

Draft Appeals Procedures

Workshop on RHNA Appeal Procedures, Monday, February 3, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
SCAG Main Office
**Video recording
**Workshop agenda
**Workshop presentation
**Draft RHNA Appeals Procedures
**RHNA Appeals Procedures FAQ

Upcoming Meetings

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Regional Council Meeting (RECEIVE & FILE) to receive the Draft RHNA Allocation by Jurisdictions and (ACTION) to Adopt the 6th RHNA Cycle Appeals Procedures

HCD Communication

RHNA Statistics & Analysis

The RHNA Statistics and Analysis are on SCAG's GIS & Data Services microsite. Please click button below to view and select data to download.

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Housing Elements 2012
To comply with California state housing law, jurisdictions within California must update their housing element every eight (8) years.
Resources & Links
Here you will find helpful links and search for documents by browsing or filtering by Keyword(s) or Completed Date. You can sort by column headers and quick-filter by a specific column using the textboxes below the column headers.
RHNA Subcommittee Agendas
The RHNA quantifies the need for housing within each jurisdiction during specified planning periods.