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File #: 19-1575    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 10/15/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: Planning and Building Department, Long Range Planning, recommending the Board receive a presentation from staff regarding an update to the proposed methodology process for the Regional Housing Needs Assessment for the 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element Update. (Est. Time: 15 Min.) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - 2021-2029 RHNA Update, 2. B - SACOG RHNA Methodology Menu
Related files: 19-0219, 20-1367, 21-1087, 21-1089, 21-1397
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Planning and Building Department, Long Range Planning, recommending the Board receive a presentation from staff regarding an update to the proposed methodology process for the Regional Housing Needs Assessment for the 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element Update. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The State initiates housing element cycles by calculating statewide housing needs. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) evaluates the overall need and distributes regional housing needs based on Department of Finance population projections and regional population forecasts used in preparing regional transportation plans to Councils of Governments representing various regions (or counties) of the state. The Councils of Governments then allocate housing needs to jurisdictions that they represent. El Dorado County is a member of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), which acts as the Council of Government for a six-county region that includes Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, Placer, and El Dorado Counties.

Consistent with state law (Government Code Section 65584), SACOG prepares and adopts a Regional Housing Needs Plan (RHNP) for each Housing Element update cycle. The 2021-2029 RHNP will allocate, by jurisdiction, the “fair share” of the region’s projected housing needs by household income group for the planning period. The RHNP also identifies and quantifies existing housing needs for each jurisdiction, including unincorporated El Dorado County. As it develops regional needs, SACOG considers factors such as market demand for housing, population growth, employment opportunities, availability of suitable sites and public facilities, loss of existing affordable units, transportation, and special housing needs. The state provides guidelines for preparation of the plans, and ultimately HCD certifies the plans as adequate.

The major goal of the RHNP is to assure a fair distribution of housin...

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