Regional Housing Needs Assessment
About the Law
Preparation of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) is mandated by California Government Code section 65584. The law requires that the California Department of Housing and Community Development, in consultation with SJCOG, establish a county-wide housing construction target.
SJCOG is mandated to develop the methodology and adopt the allocation outcomes of the housing targets to the incorporated cities and the unincorporated areas within the county by family income categories over the ten-year period of 2014 to 2023. SJCOG’s responsibility includes identifying, in general, the areas within the region that can sufficiently house the regional housing need. Furthermore, the RHNA must allocate housing units within the region consistent with the development pattern included in the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS).