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Regional Housing Needs Assessment

November 10, 2019, 1pm PST
The Southern California Association of Governments, in response to new mandates from the state, has adopted a radical new approach to housing requirements in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
Los Angeles Times
October 28, 2019, 10am PDT
The director of a leading "Yes In My Backyard" (YIMBY) organization in Southern California questions the effectiveness of a Regional Housing Needs Assessment methodology recently published by the Southern California Association of Governments.
Los Angeles Times
March 14, 2019, 9am PDT
California's new governor is giving local governments more time to comply with state-mandated housing targets.
Los Angeles Times
January 27, 2019, 1pm PST
California's new governor has sent a strong signal to local governments: build housing to comply with state law or else.
Los Angeles Times
January 14, 2019, 8am PST
Newly inaugurated California Gov. Gavin Newsom made waves on Thursday in his budget address, threatening cities and counties with the possibility of losing a portion of their gas tax subventions if they fail to meet their state housing requirements.
Streetsblog California
September 25, 2018, 8am PDT
The lone survivor of Sen. Scott Wiener's trio of "Housing-First Policy" bills awaits a decision by Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 828, intended to increase the amount of land zoned for housing in California cities, was weakened by amendments.
The Real Deal
May 15, 2018, 9am PDT
The San Diego Association of Governments requested that the number of new housing units that the state housing agency assign the state's second largest county be reduced to more accurately reflect what the 18 cities and county can actually build.
KPBS
March 4, 2018, 11am PST
It's the old left, many home-owning seniors, against the younger left, many renter millennials when it comes to housing, according to an NBC report that looks at the local political dynamics underpinning the expensive California housing market.
NBC News
February 6, 2018, 9am PST
Given that 97 percent of California cities aren't meeting their housing targets, SB 35, last year's landmark "by-right" housing bill, now applies to projects that contain varying amounts of affordable units.
East Bay Times
January 4, 2018, 10am PST
California State Senator Scott Wiener has established himself as one of the most ardent supporters of pro-housing policy in the state. His announcement this morning continued the theme.
Medium
July 3, 2017, 9am PDT
Liam Dillon has written the exact article for anyone who has every rolled their eyes at the words "housing element" or Regional Housing Needs Assessment.
Los Angeles Times