ABAG Recruits Stakeholders for Regional Housing Need Allocation Housing Methodology Committee

ABAG Recruits Stakeholders for Regional Housing Need Allocation Housing Methodology Committee

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invites stakeholders representing diverse perspectives in the Bay Area to serve on its Housing Methodology Committee (HMC) for the Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA).  RHNA is the state-mandated process to identify the number of housing units that each local government must accommodate in the Housing Element of its General Plan (Government Code §65584). As the Council of Governments for the San Francisco Bay Area, ABAG must allocate a portion of the region’s housing need to each jurisdiction in the region.

Stakeholder representatives will join local government elected officials and staff on the Housing Methodology Committee to advise ABAG in the development of the housing unit allocation methodology. The Committee brings together diverse perspectives relating to how to accommodate future housing growth in the Bay Area in ways that support inclusive, vibrant, and affordable communities. The Committee will be composed of individuals representing the following interest areas:

  • 2 social equity
  • 2 business community
  • 1 non-profit housing
  • 1 for-profit housing
  • 1 open space/agriculture
  • 1 public education
  • 1 public health
  • 1 philanthropy
  • 1 public/alternative transportation

Stakeholder representatives should have either a work, academic or extensive volunteer background in the subject, or be extremely familiar with related issues from life experience.

In addition to the stakeholder representatives outlined here, the Committee will include 9 local government elected officials (one from each county in the Bay Area) and 12 local government staff members (at least one from each county in the Bay Area). These positions will be filled through separate recruitment processes.

Recruitment/Application Process

Applications for stakeholder positions on the Housing Methodology Committee will be accepted through 5:00 pm PST on Friday, August 16, 2019. ABAG staff will consider and recommend selections in August and early September, and the ABAG Executive Board will consider the appointments at its September 2019 meeting. Newly appointed Committee members would attend their first meeting in October 2019.

Applicants must be willing to attend monthly meetings from October 2019 through May 2020 and then less frequently as necessary through July 2021. Meetings will be held at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco.

For more information, contact Gillian Adams, RHNA Project Manager, at 415.820.7911 or gadams@bayareametro.gov.

Applications can be submitted by clicking the link below.

Note: All applicants are advised to save a copy of their application information prior to filling in the online application so as not to lose their work prior to submission. (Information typed into the online application cannot be saved.)

APPLY ONLINE HERE