Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)

RHNA is a representation of future housing needs for all income levels in a jurisdiction (city or unincorporated county) and is a requirement of California State Housing Law. Every jurisdiction must plan for its RHNA allocation in its Housing Element of its General Plan.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is the organization tasked with developing a RHNA allocation plan for the Southern California region. SCAG is the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization (MPO), which represents six counties and 191 cities, including the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

SCAG is in the process of developing the 6th cycle RHNA allocation plan which will cover the planning period October 2021 through October 2029.  

SCAG will be considering the adoption of the 6th Cycle Final RHNA allocation plan on March 4, 2021. A copy of the public hearing notice is available for review here.  

A copy of the allocation plan is available here. As part of the allocation plan, the City will be required to provide a total of 639 housing units in various income levels through the next RHNA Cycle. 

For additional information and resources on the development of the 6th cycle RHNA allocation plan, please see links below:

  1. RHNA Timeline
  2. RHNA Methodology Options
  3. RHNA Comments
  4. RHNA Resources
RHNA Time line