Technical Assistance

Since 1969, the State of California has required each local government to plan for its share of the state’s housing needs for people of all income levels. Through the Regional Housing Needs Allocation

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

This presentation outlines the Association of Bay Area Governments’ approach to delivering technical assistance and grant support to local jurisdictions utilizing state funding provided through the

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

This one-page RHNA 6 Development Timeline graphic (PDF) outlines the key steps and schedule for developing the Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the 2023-2031 period (known as RHNA 6), which

This Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) slide template can be customized by local jurisdiction staff to give an overview presentation to their council, planning commission or community. It has

"Middle Housing Zoning Changes and Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)" offers guidance for jurisdictions on how to approach quantifying potential housing production resulting from "middle

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