Regional Housing Need
Publications & Data
QUICK LINKSCASA – The Committee to House the Bay Area
Displacement White Paper
2007–2014 RHNA Progress Report
Fair Housing and Equity Assessment
Regional Planning Committee Housing Subcommittee
Accessory Dwelling Units
With each Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) cycle, ABAG prepares a report that details the process and outcomes of the RHNA process. These reports contain information on housing permitting figures at each income level for each jurisdiction in the Bay Area. The Bay Area's latest and past RHNA progress reports are listed below:
These datasets include information on housing permits issued by each jurisdiction including the location and affordability levels of the units. Location information was obtained from annual housing element progress reports filed by each jurisdiction with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) or were directly sent to ABAG by jurisdiction staff. These datasets enable users to answer questions like how much housing was permitted in Priority Development Areas (PDAs) by year and at what affordability levels, which neighborhoods are growing the most and the least, and whether or not housing was permitted on sites identified by the jurisdiction in its housing element.
2015 Residential Permits
- Residential Permits (2015) (GIS Shapefile)
- Residential Permits (2015) (Attribute Table Shapefile)
- Google Earth Base Map (.kml)
2014 Residential Permits
- Residential Permits (2014) (GIS Shapefile)
- Residential Permits (2014) (Attribute Table Shapefile)
- Google Earth base (.kml)
The building permits issued in 2016 are currently being collected and will be available late Fall 2017.
Housing Element Law (Government Code Section 65583(a)(3) requires jurisdictions to compile an inventory of land suitable for residential development to meet their RHNA allocation for the planning period. For the first time, ABAG has compiled a regional inventory of sites suitable for housing development from local jurisdictions' adopted and certified Housing Elements. Through these datasets, users will be able to answer such questions as how much housing is planned for each of the region’s neighborhoods, quickly identify zoning and allowable densities of the sites, and see any identified constraints to housing development.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that although jurisdictions have identified sites for potential housing development it does not indicate that development is imminent or will occur in those locations at all. Finally, while sites in the inventory are identified by parcel it does not indicate that the entire parcel is slated to be developed.
2007–2014 Bay Area Housing Opportunity Sites Inventory
2015–2022 Bay Area Housing Opportunity Sites Inventory
In order to better understand what housing policies currently exist throughout the Bay Area, ABAG contacted all of the region's jurisdictions to compile a regional housing policy database. This database tracks thirty housing policies in six broad categories: market-rate housing production strategies, affordable housing production strategies, anti-displacement strategies, locally-funded affordable housing strategies, other locally-funded housing strategies, and by-right development strategies. ABAG will continue to refine and add detail to the Housing Policy Database in 2015 and beyond.