News and Stories

Making it Possible: Convening on SB 9 and Middle Housing Brings Together Planners, HCD and Other Housing Practitioners

News Story

Bay Area planners and housing practitioners joined speakers from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Bay Area and San Diego planners and other housing professionals

California Department of Housing and Community Development Approves Bay Area's RHNA

News Story

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has approved the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Plan.

State Staffs Up to Enforce Housing Mandates

News Story

In a one-two punch signaling that it will prioritize enforcement of housing laws, the state is creating a new unit with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and

Marin County Affordable Housing Project Gets Approval Under SB35 Rule

News Story

The first development proposal submitted to Marin County under a new state law intended to streamline certain types of housing developments to address California’s severe housing shortage and

Executive Board Releases Proposed Regional Housing Planning Formula

News Release

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)’s Executive Board at its meeting Thursday evening passed the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) proposed methodology — a mathematical formula by

Regional Housing Update -- HCD Issues Need Determination

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Background RHNA is the state-mandated process to identify the number of housing units, by affordability level, that each jurisdiction must accommodate in the Housing Element of its General Plan


ADUs-Projections-Memo-final.pdf (246.16 KB)
Middle Housing Zoning Changes and RHNA
Middle_Housing_Zoning_Changes_and_RHNA-January-2022.pdf (192.55 KB)
Final RHNA Plan: San Francisco Bay Area, 2023-2031 (November 2021)
proposed Final_RHNA_Allocation_Report_2023-2031.pdf (5.51 MB)
RHNA Final Public Hearing Notice Spanish
RHNA Appeals Final Public Hearing Notice_Dec 2021_Spanish.docx (16.03 KB)
RHNA Appeal Public Hearing - Day 5 Morning Transcript
10-22-21 RHNA Appeals Day 5- Morning Session- CERTIFIED.pdf (330.33 KB)