The adopted 2013-21 Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan contains two tables showing allocations. Table 2 is exactly the same one that was adopted in the RHNP and it shows how the RHNA methodology calculates each allocation.
However, the other table, Table 1 below, has been slightly modified: this now shows the amount of Extremely Low Incomes (ELI) by jurisdictions. The ELI category is defined as households that have incomes that are below 30% of the median family income for their county. The Very Low Income (VL) category is then defined as households that have incomes that are between 30%-50% of the median family income for their county. Table 1 was determined by dividing each jurisdiction’s Very Low Income (VLI) in the RHNP in half, where half of the allocation goes towards ELI and half goes to VLI. The ELI is calculated because Government Code Section 65583(a)(1) states that for projected housing need local governments may either use available census data to calculate the percentage of very low income households that qualify as extremely low income households or presume that 50 percent of the very low income households qualify as extremely low income. We split the very low allocation in half. Half is allocated to extremely low income (EL) and half is allocated to the original very low (VL) income category. A jurisdiction’s total allocation does not change.