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.  

On October 15, 2019, Planning Division Staff presented an information item to the City Council regarding the 6th RHNA Cycle process. For a copy of the report, please click here

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