HCD Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Web Page

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To ensure that all jurisdictions plan to meet the housing needs of the entire community, California requires that local governments adopt housing plans as part of their General Plan. The Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) helps jurisdictions identify how much housing they must plan for at different levels of affordability.

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is responsible for determining  the RHNA (segmented by income levels) for each jurisdiction.

Visit HCD’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment web page.

This page provides a comprehensive index of RHNA allocations for the fifth and sixth cycle of housing elements, data packages used in determining RHNA allocations and more information on how allocations are made. 

ABAG’s RHNA Resources

See the resources available on ABAG’s RHNA web page.