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In Winter/Spring 2022, ABAG staff and consultants reviewed 33 comment letters from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to jurisdictions in regions with earlier Housing

This page includes Housing Element explainer videos created by the California Department of Housing and Community Development and the Napa Sonoma Housing Collaborative.

This presentation and roundtable conversation covered the new state requirements for 6th cycle housing elements and perspectives from HCD and jurisdictions who have successfully submitted their

Any local jurisdiction within the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) region may file an appeal to modify its Draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Allocation or another jurisdiction’s

The Regional Housing Need Allocation (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

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is required to review draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) methodologies to determine whether a methodology furthers the

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has developed this table of financial resources, gathered from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), HCD and

California state law requires local jurisdictions’ housing elements to designate zones where emergency shelters are a permitted use and do not require additional permits to be approved. Emergency

California state laws, including 2017’s Senate Bill No. 35 and 2019’s Senate Bill No. 300, require housing development projects to be reviewed against objective design standards. Certain projects may

The State of California regulates the manufacturing of factory-built housing and/or housing components. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)'s Factory-Built Housing Handbook (PDF)