"Regional Data Tools for the Housing Element" Forum

Residential housing in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, with a Muni light rail train passing on Third Street.

This Planning Innovations forum from October 29, 2020 previews the first set of regional data tools developed as part of ABAG’s Housing Technical Assistance Program. The Housing Technical Assistance Program is designed to support local jurisdictions in adopting compliant housing elements for the 6th cycle of RHNA.

This webinar features a presentation by California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) staff on new rules affecting the Housing Needs and Site Inventory sections of the Housing Element, as well as a preview of the Housing Needs Data Packets and the beta version of the new Housing Element Site Selection (HESS) tool.

Priority Development Areas Program

Priority Development Areas (PDAs) are places near public transit that are planned for new homes, jobs and community amenities.