ABAG Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Web Page

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A cyclist rides by an affordable housing apartment building in San Francisco.
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Joey Kotfica

State law requires the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to develop a methodology for distributing the Bay Area’s portion of the state housing needs to local governments within the nine-county region. The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) is one of ABAG's many responsibilities to ensure that affordable housing is planned to meet everyone’s needs in the Bay Area.

Visit the ABAG RHNA web page.

This page collects information about the RHNA, including:

  • RHNA background and history
  • Timeline, schedules and milestones
  • Appeals process
  • ABAG responsibilities
  • Webinars
  • Reports
  • Toolkits

The page is a rich repository of background information, key resources and technical assistance related to the RHNA.

HCD RHNA Web Page

Visit the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)’s web page to learn more about RHNA and access 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.