Regional Early Action Planning

Overview

2020/2021 State Housing Funding in SACOG Region (REAP/LEAP 1)
SACOG region and its local governments received over $14 million from the State to address our region's housing priorities and planning needs

Assembly Bill 101 established the Local Government Planning Support Grants Program to provide regions and jurisdictions with one-time funding to establish priorities that increase housing planning and accelerate housing production. Together, the State’s Local Government Planning Support Grants Program brought $14 million to the region for housing planning related activities in 2020 and 2021. The funds were divided into two funding programs: LEAP and REAP.

LEAP: The State, through the Housing and Community Development Dept (HCD) made funding directly available to local agencies through the Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) program. Approximately $7 million has been awarded through LEAP to the cities and counties in the SACOG region based on population. These funds are being used for a variety of housing planning related activities including preparing housing element updates, regulatory and code updates, and planning. See HCD’s website for more details.

REAP: Council of Governments (COGs) throughout the state also received funds to support housing production and planning through HCD’s Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) program. SACOG, as the COG for the 6-county Sacramento region, received just over $6.8 million under this first cycle of REAP (“REAP 1″, in 2020/2021). The funds will help SACOG and its 6-county and 22 city member agencies address unique housing priorities and planning needs.

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Final REAP 1 Awards
$6.8 million to address housing priorities and planning

Of the approximately $6.8 million in the first cycle of REAP, SACOG has allocated:

  • $3.8 million combined in two rounds of non-competitive grant funds to its member agencies based on their Regional Housing Needs Allocations (RHNA)

  • another $1.7 million in competitive grants to local agencies

  • over $500,000 for Civic Lab commercial corridor participant communities

  • the remaining funds for special programs, staffing and other housing planning-related uses

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Housing Series Workshop 4

Housing Series Workshop 4
Local Jurisdiction Showcase

This workshop emphasized streamlined review processes,  updated fee structures and timelines, and more strategies local jurisdictions have taken within the region to accelerate housing production. The series closed with how to take the information from these workshops and translate them into action.

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Housing Series Workshop 2

Housing Series Workshop 2
Getting to Missing Middle

Getting to Missing Middle: Strategies within local government control to advance infill housing.

This workshop will showcase existing missing middle housing types in our region and discuss why they aren’t feasible now. This workshop emphasized the barriers to infill housing with practical solutions local governments can take, including examples from small communities across the country. 

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Housing Series Workshop 1

Housing Series Workshop 1
Setting the Stage

How we got here and where do we go next: History of Exclusionary Zoning + Meaningful Engagement in New Virtual Era

To set the stage for the remaining workshops, this agenda will cover the historical policy decisions like zoning that local governments have made over time and how those decisions have implications for our work today, including practices that perpetuate racial and class disparities. How do we facilitate change that is meaningful to our communities and involve them in the process (in a likely virtual setting)?

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What is the Civic Lab Housing Series?

Over $6M was awarded to SACOG as part of the Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) program. Funds were awarded to SACOG from the state to address our region’s unique housing priorities and planning needs. SACOG received 25% of this funding early to support housing element work at the local level and to implement Civic Lab: Commercial Corridors projects.