The 2012 Regional Housing Needs Plan (RHNP) has been prepared by BCAG and was approved by the BCAG Board of Directors on December 13, 2012. The RHNP covers the 8 1/2 year period from January 2014 to June 2022.
The purpose of the RHNP is to allocate to
the Cities and County their "fair share" of the region's projected housing need
by household income group over the eight and a half year (2014-2022) planning
period covered by the plan. The plan is required by State Law (Government
Code, Section 65584) and is based on countywide housing projections developed
by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
The major goal of the RHNP is to assure a fair
distribution of housing among cities and county, so that every community
provides an opportunity for a mix of housing affordable to all economic
segments. The housing allocation targets
are not building requirements, but goals for each community to accommodate
through appropriate planning policies and land use regulations. They are not housing unit quotas that
jurisdictions must achieve within the time frame of their next housing element
update. Allocation targets are intended
to assure that adequate sites and zoning are made available to address
anticipated housing demand during the planning period and that market forces
are not inhibited in addressing the housing needs of all economic segments of a
The BCAG Board of Directors approved the final RHNP at the December 13, 2012 meeting.