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2021 Housing Element Update

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Upcoming Meetings:

Please join the discussion regarding the Housing Element Update.

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 Date/Time
 Location
 Topic  Materials
 Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Online
Introduction

Meeting Recording

Frequently Asked Questions

 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Online Introduction

Meeting Recording

Frequently Asked Questions
(coming soon)

 

Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA):

What is the RHNA?

The RHNA is a requirement of State housing law that determines the projected and existing housing needs for all jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction is required to plan for their RHNA allocation and there are penalties for not doing so.

The State is currently its 6th RHNA cycle and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has allocated 1.3 million housing units to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). As the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the region, SCAG was required to develop a methodology to allocate those housing units to individual jurisdictions. SCAG's methodology was based on a formula that focused on the following variables:

  • Household Growth
  • Job Accessibility
  • Transit Accessibility
  • Social Equity

The draft RHNA allocation for South Pasadena are as follows:

Income Level

5th Cycle

(2013-2021)

6th Cycle

(2021-2029)

Very Low

17

754

Low

10

397

Moderate

11

333

Above Moderate

25

578

Total

63

2,061

 

What does this mean for the City?

The City is required to plan for the 2,061 housing units in its 2021 Housing Element Update. The process will require significant public engagement, a parcel-level analysis of the existing zoning capacity, and evaluation of different housing scenarios.

Additional Resources:

Southern California Association of Governments - RHNA and Housing Page

California Department of Housing and Community Development - RHNA and Housing Elements Page