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Draft Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Methodology Available for Public Review and Comment
posted on 08/21/2019.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has opened a public review and comment period related to the Draft Proposed RHNA Allocation Methodology options.  The draft RHNA Methodology is available for review and comment through September 13, 2019.  SCAG will also hold four public hearings during the comment period.  The Orange County public hearing will be held:

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
City of Irvine
Conference and Training Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
(Webcast not available)


The public hearings will provide information regarding SCAG’s proposed RHNA allocation methodology options, which are available online. The public hearings serve as an opportunity for any member of the public to learn more and provide comments regarding these options. Members of the public are welcome to provide comments on the three options, which may include but not limited to:

  • Modifications to any of the proposed three options;
  • Additional factors or suggestions to be considered as part of any of the proposed three options; and

Any new option for the RHNA allocation methodology



SCAG encourages interested parties to submit written comments to [email protected], or by U.S. mail to: Southern California Association of Governments, Attention: RHNA, 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on September 13, 2019. For more information about the Proposed RHNA Methodology options, please visit: For questions about the public hearings, please email [email protected].

The RHNA is mandated by State Housing Law to quantify the existing and projected need for housing by income categories for each local jurisdiction. SCAG is in the process of developing the 6th cycle RHNA allocation plan which will cover the planning period October 2021 through October 2029. After SCAG adopts the RHNA allocation plan in October 2020, local jurisdictions will have one year to update their Housing Elements to ensure adequate zoning capacity for the allocated housing needs by income categories.

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