The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Plan is a state required document that determines the number of housing unit’s cities and counties must plan for in their housing element section of the general plan. First the Department of Housing and Community Development or HCD allocates RHNA units to us here at Fresno COG for the whole county. We are then tasked with developing a methodology in which we will allocate those units to our member agencies. Once the units are allocated, each jurisdiction will update their housing element to show proper zoning to accommodate the allocated units.
A RHNA is updated every 8 years and we’re now underway with the 2013 RHNA. A committee comprised of member agency housing element staff has been formed and will meet on a monthly basis to discuss the 2013 RHNA methodology as well as the actual allocation of housing units.
The Fresno COG 2013 RHNA Proposed Methodology was released for public review and comment on Friday, September 13, 2013. The comment period ended on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and no comments were received. A public hearing was held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 during Fresno COG’s regular Board meeting, and the COG Policy Board adopted the methodology on November 21, 2013.
The Draft RHNA Allocation was released to Fresno COG member agencies on May 9, 2014. The Final 2013 RHNA Plan was presented to and adopted by the Fresno COG Policy Board on July 31, 2014. Shortly thereafter it was submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for approval. HCD is required to respond within 60 days.
Technical Committee Meeting Agendas and Attachments
|2/21/13 Meeting||10/2/13 Meeting|
|3/21/13 Meeting||1/21/13 Meeting|
|4/18/13 Meeting||2/6/14 Meeting|
|5/16/13 Meeting||5/15/14 Meeting|