RHNA - Regional Housing Need Allocation
Regional Housing Need Allocation
MCAG is currently developing its 6th Cycle Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) Plan. RHNA is a state-mandated process to identify the number of housing units that each local government must accommodate in the Housing Element of its General Plan (Government Code §65584).
As part of the RHNA process, the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) allocates shares of statewide housing need, by income category, to councils/associations of government (COGs), and advises COGs in the preparation of the RHNA plan. MCAG, as the council of government for the Merced County region, is then required to develop a methodology to distribute the housing need to jurisdictions within the region and prepare a regional housing needs allocation plan that determines housing allocations specific to jurisdictions and furthers the objectives of Government Code Section 65584. Each local jurisdiction must then update the Housing Element of its General Plan in accordance with the community’s housing needs.
Senate Bill 375 (Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008) strengthened the coordination between housing and transportation planning and amended the RHNA schedule and methodology to align with the development Regional Transportation Plans and Sustainable Communities Strategies (RTP/SCS). The development of MCAG’s 2022 RTP/SCS will happen in tandem with the 6th Cycle RHNA Plan.
As the RHNA Plan is developed, draft and final documents will be posted on this web page.
A 35-day public comment period will commence on June 21, 2022, at 12:00 pm, and conclude on July 26, 2022, at 5:00 pm.
A public hearing will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 3:00 pm during MCAG’s regularly scheduled Governing Board meeting to solicit comments on the Draft RHNA Methodology Framework Memorandum.
LOCATION: Meeting held in-person at: Merced County Administration Building 3rd Floor, Board of Supervisors Chambers 2222 M Street Merced, CA 95340
and meeting held via Zoom at: https://zoom.us/join
Webinar ID: 865 7267 7382
For Audio only: 1-669-900-6833
Written comments can be submitted to the MCAG office via U.S. Mail at 369 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA, 95340, Attention: Natalia Austin, Associate Planner, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Housing Need Determination from HCD
|Meeting Date||Agenda||Related Materials|
|January 19, 2022 3 PM||Link to Agenda||RHNA Overview Meeting Video|
|February 16, 2022 3 PM||Link to Agenda||RHNA Guiding Principles Meeting Video|
|March 16, 2022 3 PM||Link to Agenda||RHNA Adjustment FactorsMeeting Video|
|April 20, 2022 3 PM||Link to Agenda||RHNA Potential Methodology Meeting Video|
|May 18, 2022 3 PM||Link to Agenda Meeting Minutes||RHNA Methodology Outcome Meeting Video|
RHNA Steering Committee
MCAG will convene a RHNA Steering Committee made up of local government representatives and regional stakeholders to advise MCAG in developing a methodology for allocating a share of the region’s total housing units to each local government.
|RHNA Steering Committee Members|
|County of Merced||Steve Maxey|
|City of Atwater||Greg Thompson|
|City of Dos Palos||Dewayne Jones|
|City of Gustine||Doug Dunford|
|City of Livingston||Miguel Galvez|
|City of Los Banos||Stacy Souza Elms|
|City of Merced||Scott McBride|
|Stonefield Homes||Tiffanie Marshall|
|Merced Bicycle Coalition||Tom Hothem|
|California Rural Legal Assistance||Nick Jensen|
|Central Valley Coalition for Affordable Housing||Chris Alley|
|Continuum Care||John Ceccoli|
|DR Horton||Guy Gniadek|