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2012 Regional Housing Need Plan

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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 community.

Final Plan

The BCAG Board of Directors approved the final RHNP at the December 13, 2012 meeting.

Final Plan Document

The due date of the local jurisdictions housing elements based on the 12/13/2012 adoption of the BCAG Metropolitan Transportation Plan:  June 15, 2014.