Regional Housing Needs Plan, San Francisco Bay Area, 2015-2023 (RHNA 5)

Apartment building in Redwood City.

Starting in January 2011, ABAG worked with stakeholders from throughout the Bay Area to develop the 2015–2023 Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) for the fifth housing element cycle (known as RHNA 5). This document provides a detailed overview of the RHNA process, methodology and resulting allocations.

Download the Regional Housing Need Plan, San Francisco Bay Area, 2015-2023 (RHNA 5).

This document:

  • Describes the RHNA methodology and its relationship to the Sustainable Communities Strategy 
  • Documents the steps in the RHNA process, including: 
    • Developing the allocation methodology
    • Issuing draft allocations
    • Responding to revision requests and appeals from local jurisdictions
    • Issuing final allocations

The RHNA was adopted by the ABAG Executive Board on July 18, 2013. This final document was released in December 2013.

Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)

The RHNA process is the part of Housing Element law used to determine how many new homes, and the affordability of those homes, each local government must plan for in its Housing Element. This page provides details on RHNA for the 2023-2031 planning period (RHNA 6).