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SCAG provides update on Regional Housing Needs Assessment

The window for cities to appeal their draft Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation is now closed, as of this Monday at 5 p.m. A total of more than 50 appeals were filed by local jurisdictions. Following the Regional Council’s adoption of Connect SoCal in its entirety on Sept. 3, SCAG distributed the draft allocations to local jurisdictions on Sept. 4. The appeals process, which was open from Sept. 11 to Oct. 26, follows steps laid out in the adopted RHNA Appeals Procedures. All appeals received by SCAG have been posted on SCAG’s RHNA webpage.

Local jurisdictions and the State Department of Housing and Community Department may now provide comments on the appeals submitted to SCAG. Comments should be sent to [email protected] before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10.

SCAG staff will contact the jurisdictions that filed or are subject to appeals to share the date of their RHNA Appeals Hearings. The hearings are scheduled to take place between Dec. 11, 2020, and Jan. 10, 2021, but may also be extended until Feb. 9, 2021. For questions or comments about RHNA, please contact [email protected].

This article was released by the Southern California Association of Governments.