Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA)

Share of Residential Units Permitted in 2015-2023 RHNA Cycle, by Affordability Level

Silicon Valley and Bay Area

Progress Toward 2015-2023 RHNA
Total Number of Units Permitted RHNA Progress Toward RHNA
Silicon Valley 15,281 82,893 18%
Bay Area 41,556 187,994 22%

Data Source:

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data are from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), and were compiled primarily from the permitting information sent to ABAG by local planning staff. In certain instances, when permit data was not available, data from Annual Housing Element Progress Reports (APRs) filed by jurisdictions with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) were used. All jurisdictions had the opportunity to review the final report. Given that the calendar year 2014 is in-between the 2007-14 and the 2015-2023 RHNA cycles, HCD provides Bay Area jurisdictions with the option of counting the units they permitted in 2014 towards either the past (2007-2014) or the current (2015-2023) RHNA cycle. The data is for RHNA reporting periods of 2015 and 2016, and do not include units permitted in 2014 that are being applied toward the current RHNA cycle. The Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) is the state-mandated process to identify the total number of housing units (by affordability level) that each jurisdiction must accommodate in its Housing Element. AMI stands for Area Median Income. Silicon Valley data include Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, and the cities of Fremont, Union City, and Newark. Affordability levels indicated on the chart include Very Low Income (0-50% of the Area Median Income, AMI), Low Income (50-80% AMI), Moderate Income (80-120% AMI), and Above Moderate Income (120%+ AMI).

Data is for RHNA reporting periods of 2015 and 2016, and do not include units permitted in 2014 that are being applied toward the current RHNA cycle.

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