SCAG asks state department to reduce housing estimates for Southern California, but state stands firm, setting the stage for a battle.
In December 1998, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) estimated that the six-county southern California region from Ventura County to Orange County and east to the Inland Empire would need to plan for 625,000 housing units by 2005. At the request of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the state reduced that number to 504,000 units. Local cities and counties must comply with the estimates or risk losing state funding. SCAG is urging the HCD to reduce the estimate again, but HCD is standing firm. The six county region is anticipated to add 2 million people by 2005. The article includes a graph showing housing units needed within cities.
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