Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)


Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)

SACOG plays a key role in the State’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process. Every eight years, the State of Calfornia’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) provides SACOG with a regional determination, which represents the number of units the region must plan for. The total allocation is broken down into four income categories and the lower two income categories (“Low Income” and “Very Low Income”) must be accommodated on sites zoned for higher densities. SACOG is responsible for developing a methodology for allocating these units by income category to each city and county in the region. Once jurisdictions have their RHNA, they must adopt a Housing Element that demonstrates how they can accommodate their RHNA in their zoning.

For non-RHNA housing issues, like CEQA streamlining opportunities, housing research and resources, and data for updating housing elements, please see SACOG’s Housing page under projects.


Proposed Regional Housing Needs Plan

On November 21, 2019, the SACOG Board of Directors adopted the Cycle 6 (2021-29) RHNA methodology, which provides the number of total housing units that each jurisdiction in the SACOG region must zone for during the 8-year period. SACOG did not receive any appeals by the appeal deadline of January 5, 2020. As such, the SACOG board will hold a public hearing and consider the adoption of the Proposed Regional Housing Needs Plan (below) at its March 19, 2020 Board Meeting. 

2021-2029 Proposed Regional Housing Needs Plan

   Appendix A: RHNA Determination Letter from HCD

   Appendix B: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Memo


Sacramento Housing Alliance Affordable Housing Bus Tour

On August 23, 2019, the Sacramento Housing Alliance hosted, in coordination with SACOG, an affordable housing bus tour for SACOG board members and other leaders in the six-county Sacramento region. The bus tour highlighted constructed affordable housing projects in the McClellan, Rocklin, and Roseville areas. Here is the link to the materials provided to the tour participants:

Properties at a glance for tour folder

Tour Bus Bios

Mutual Housing at the Highlands Fact Sheet

Lohse Apts Fact Sheet Aug 2019