The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on Thursday approved a modified methodology for distributing a state-mandated 1.34 million housing units in the six-county region over an eight-year period.
The plan goes further in promoting greater housing development near jobs and transit availability than did earlier methodology proposals. The modified plan now goes to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for its approval, which could be finalized by January or February.
The methodology forms the basis for how the regional housing need would be distributed among SCAG’s six counties and 191 cities. After a lengthy process, HCD last month determined that need at 1.34 million units during the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) period, from October 2021 through October 2029.