The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Committee on Community, Economic, and Human Development opposed (36-0) the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (a State Agency) proposed housing numbers for Southern California counties/cities based on a questionable process.
The Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) basically tells each region how many houses they need to plan for (and now build) in four (reduced from five) different income levels (very low, low, moderate, and above moderate). The RHNA numbers for the six county-wide region (OC included) were 1.34 MILLION. That means the SoCal region would need to build 1.34 million MORE houses to meet this number.
Next decision is the Regional Council, the meeting starts now. Stay tuned.
Update: The Regional Council opposed the formula with a vote of 48-2.