Housing Methodology Committee

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Housing Methodology Committee

The Housing Methodology Committee(HMC) is a key part of ABAG's approach to creating the RHNA allocation methodology.  Through the HMC, ABAG's staff seek to facilitate dialogue and information-sharing in order to enable coordinated action to address the Bay Area's housing challenges. 

The role of the HMC to: 

  • Advise ABAG staff on the RHNA allocation methodology for the RHNA cycle (2022-2030).
  • Ensure the methodology and resulting allocation meet statutory requirements.
  • Ensure the methodology and resulting allocation are consistent with the forecasted development pattern included in Plan Bay Area 2050.

The HMC is comprised of:

  • 9 elected officials (one from each Bay Area county)
  • 12 jurisdiction housing or planning staff (at least one from each county)
  • 13 regional stakeholders representing diverse perspectives, from equity and open space to public health and public transit
  • 1 partner from state government

Housing Methodology Committee Roster

Housing Methodology Committee Member Biographies

ABAG staff will share information about the HMC’s deliberations and recommendations with the ABAG Regional Planning Committee. Serving as the primary committee for the working group to interact with, the Regional Planning Committee will then use the input from the HMC to make recommendations to the ABAG Executive Board, which has the authority to make final decisions.


Do you have questions about the methodology or RHNA?  Email RHNA@bayareametro.gov.  Interested in getting updates on RHNA?  Add yourself to the RHNA Mailing List.

HMC Meeting Dates, Locations and Agendas

Full packets and additional information are posted on the Meetings and Agendas page.

Friday, October 18, 2019

  • 10 a.m., Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St., Yerba Buena Room, San Francisco
  • Meeting Agenda

Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • 10 a.m., Alameda County Transportation Commission, 1111 Broadway, #800, Oakland
  • Meeting Agenda

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Friday, January 24, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 MEETING CANCELLED

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020 MEETING CANCELLED

Thursday, May 14, 2020

  • 10 a.m., Bay Area Metro Center, San Francisco
  • Meeting Agenda

Friday, June 19, 2020

  • 10 a.m., Bay Area Metro Center, San Francisco
  • Meeting Agenda