Regional Housing Allocations Adopted
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) recently adopted the methodology that will be used to determine where housing must be produced in the Bay Area during the 2023-2031 RHNA cycle. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) determined that the Bay Area must produce 441,176 units of housing between 2023-2031 to keep up with projected population growth and housing needs.
If this methodology is approved, every city in the region will have to plan for more housing with the largest numbers going to high opportunity areas near jobs, San Francisco, San Jose Northern Santa Clara, and Oakland. Matt Regan, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at the Bay Area Council, participated on the Housing Methodology Committee that developed the RHNA methodology. Public comment on the methodology opens on October 25, 2020. More information can be found here>>