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SCAG Regional Council approves revised regional household growth total for future affordable housing needs

SCAG’s Regional Council voted to amend the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Consultation Package to include a revised total regional household need of 430,289 units, to better reflect local input. The consultation package is a document that provides data and assumptions related to existing and projected housing need for the six county region, and is part of the ongoing and continuous communication with the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in developing the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment. The 6th Cycle RHNA will determine each jurisdiction’s “fair share” of the region’s total housing need during the planning period of October 2021 through October 2029, and is considered a valuable strategy in how the region will address our current and future housing needs collectively.

What’s next: After SCAG submits the revised RHNA Consultation Package for HCD consideration, HCD will present its Regional Need Determination (total housing need for 2021-2029) for the SCAG region by August 2019. An overall timeline is available online. SCAG understands there are huge social and economic impacts if we do not take action in addressing the housing affordability crisis, and is committed to an open and transparent process, inclusive of public input. Our RHNA board subcommittee, made up of elected officials and non-elected officials, oversees the RHNA development. Information about RHNA and meetings are available on SCAG’s website.

This article was released by SCAG.