Residential Building

Progress Toward 2015-2023 Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA), by Affordability Level

Silicon Valley & Bay Area, through 2021

Progress Toward 2015-2023 RHNA

Total Number of Units PermittedRHNAProgress Toward RHNA
Silicon Valley75,73582,89391%
Bay Area160,951187,99086%

Data Source:

California Department of Housing & Community Development


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data are from the California Department of Housing & Community Development, Housing Element Annual Progress Report data (updated December 8, 2022), and include the number of new housing units for which Silicon Valley and Bay Area jurisdictions issued permits in calendar years 2015 through 2021. In some cases, 2014 permits are included in the case where Bay Area jurisdictions opted to apply them 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. Bay Area includes the 9-county region. 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).

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