Progress Made to Adopt Housing Goals in Regional Needs Assessment

On September 6 on a weighted vote, the SANDAG board accepted the methodology that dictates the numbers of housing that each local jurisdiction will be expected to plan for. The Regional Needs Housing Assessment (RHNA), is a state-required process whereby local governments determine how many homes they must plan for over the course of eight years. Months ago, the Chamber was part of a coalition to ask the board not to request a lower allocation from the state, and instead accept the originally proposed 171,685 new units, which we were successful in advocating for. The most recent vote is to accept the way in which those new units are calculated and distributed, which the Chamber was also present in speaking to.