Approval of Final Methodology and Release of RHNA Draft Allocations

RHNA Appeals Process Begins

On May 20, 2021, the ABAG Executive Board approved the Final Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Methodology and Draft Allocations. Approval of the Final RHNA Methodology followed the finding in April 2021 by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) that the Draft RHNA Methodology furthered the RHNA objectives.

Release of the Draft RHNA Allocations initiates the final phase of the RHNA process. During the coming weeks, a local jurisdiction or HCD can submit an appeal to ABAG requesting a change to any Bay Area jurisdiction’s allocation. Key dates in the appeals process include:

  • May 25, 2021: official release of Draft RHNA Allocations.

  • July 9, 2021: deadline for jurisdictions or HCD to submit an appeal of a jurisdiction’s Draft Allocation.

  • August 30, 2021: deadline for comments on appeals submitted.

  • September and/or October: ABAG conducts public hearing to consider appeals and comments received.

Visit the Appeals Process page for more details.

Following completion of the RHNA appeals process in fall 2021, remaining major milestones in coming months include:

  • Late 2021: the ABAG Executive Board will adopt Final Allocations, taking into consideration the results of the appeals process. This final adoption will also include a public hearing.

  • January 2023: Housing Element updates are due to HCD.

The RHNA page has additional details or you can email with questions.