ABAG staff has developed this tool to support the Housing Methodology Committee (HMC) as they decide on an initial recommendation for a Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) methodology. ABAG intends for this tool to help the HMC and members of the public explore the impact and geography of the different methodology factors and income allocation approaches discussed in previous HMC meetings. Below is more information on two approaches for the RHNA methodology currently being considered by the HMC.
At the August 13 HMC meeting, committee members came to consensus around recommending that ABAG uses the Bottom-Up income allocation approach for the RHNA methodology as well as Future Year 2050 Households from the Draft Blueprint for the methodology's baseline. This decision was not an official vote, so the Income Shift approach has not been removed below, and all baseline options remain in the tool. However, staff encourages the HMC and members of the public to keep these recommendations in mind as they explore possible RHNA methodology options using this tool.