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Regional Housing Planning

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For more information about this plan, contact Heather by email or phone: (831) 264-5086

Regional Housing Needs Allocation 

AMBAG prepares the Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) plan for Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. The RHNA plan establishes the total number of housing units that each city and county must plan for within an eight-year planning period. The amount of housing a region must plan for is largely determined by the California Housing and Community Development Department’s (HCD) housing need assessment.

Since 1969, California has required that all local governments (cities and counties) adequately plan to meet the housing needs of everyone in the community. HCD oversees this process for all regions throughout the state. The statutory objectives of the RHNA process are to ensure jurisdictions have the capacity to (1) increase the housing supply and mix of housing types, affordability in an equitable manner; (2) promote infill development & socio-economic equity, protect environmental and agricultural resources and encourage efficient development patterns; (3) promote improved intraregional jobs-housing relationship including jobs housing fit; (4) balance disproportionate household income distributions; and (5) affirmatively furthering fair housing.

Under state law and HCD oversight, AMBAG must develop RHNA every eight years. This process begins with HCD providing a Regional Housing Needs Determination (RHND) for the Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. The regional determination includes an overall housing need number, as well as the percentage of units required in different income categories. AMBAG received its 6th Cycle Regional Housing Need Determination from HCD in August 2021. AMBAG released the Draft 6th Cycle RHNA Plan on April 22, 2022 for a 45-day public review period. The public review period closed on June 6, 2022. The Final 6th Cycle RHNA Plan is scheduled for adoption in fall 2022. 

AMBAG received two appeals on the Draft 2023-2031 6th Cycle RHNA Plan. Jurisdictions, HCD and members of the public may comment on the appeals received. The 45-day comment period on any appeals received on the draft Plan began on June 7, 2022 and ended on July 22, 2022. AMBAG received two comment letters on the appeals. 

AMBAG held a public hearing on the appeals received on the Draft 2023-2031 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Plan. The public hearing was held virtually on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at the AMBAG Board of Directors’ regular meeting. Information regarding the AMBAG Board of Directors’ public hearing is available at: www.ambag.org.

On September 14, 2022, the AMBAG Board of Directors approved the final written determinations to reject both appeals and directed staff to issue the final allocation plan. (Gov. Code, § 65584.05(e).) The Final 2023-2031 6th Cycle RHNA Plan was released on September 23, 2022 pursuant to Gov. Code, § 65584.05(e).) The AMBAG Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on October 12, 2022 to adopt a final allocation plan. (Gov. Code, § 65584.05(g).)

Based on the adopted RHNA plan, each city and county must update its housing element to demonstrate how the jurisdiction will meet the expected growth in housing need over this planning period. Each jurisdiction’s housing element must be updated every eight years or every four years if the jurisdiction is not in compliance as mandated as part of California Government Code Sections 65580 et seq.).

Housing Elements

Since 1969, California has required that all local governments (cities and counties) adequately plan to meet the housing needs of everyone in the community. California’s local governments meet this requirement by adopting housing plans as part of their “general plan” (also required by the state). The California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) oversees and approves each local jurisdiction’s housing element. For more information on housing elements please visit: https://hcd.ca.gov/community-development/housing-element/index.shtml#bbguide

Webinars

AMBAG and the California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) will host periodic webinars for local jurisdiction elected officials and staff to assist in the preparation of its 6th Cycle Housing Elements.

Introduction to 6th Cycle Housing Elements Webinar - March 29, 2022

AMBAG & the HCD staff held a webinar for local elected officials and local jurisdiction planning/housing staff in the AMBAG region on the 6th Cycle Housing Elements. This introductory webinar discussed the new state requirements for 6th Cycle Housing Elements and offer insight on how to prepare to start your 6th Cycle Housing Elements. To view a recording of this webinar please visit: https://youtu.be/HWRfaHJgjRQ.

Future webinars will be held later in 2022.

For more information and additional housing element tools from HCD: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/b52bcd2cd9734f02b1c0502bbbe5028d/

 

Upcoming Related Meetings

Oct.12

AMBAG Board of Directors October 2022 Meeting

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October 12, 2022 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

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AMBAG governed by a twenty-four member Board of Directors comprised of elected officials from each City and County within the region. Elected officials from 18 cities and two supervisors from each county make up the AMBAG Board.  The AMBAG region includes Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz County. AMBAG serves as both a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Council of Governments (COG).  Required to follow the Brown Act. 

For more information about this plan, contact Ana by email or phone: (831) 883-3750

Enclosures

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

Sep.14

AMBAG Board of Directors September 2022 Meeting

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ADD TO CALENDAR 04/07/2020 08:00 AM 04/07/2020 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles Summary of the event Description of the event Location of the event

September 14, 2022 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Meeting via Zoom Webinar
DATE: September 14, 2022
TIME: 6:00 PM


Please register for the AMBAG Board of Directors meeting at: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OBqwLm4vTqunsqSVc-Xh1w

 

AMBAG governed by a twenty-four member Board of Directors comprised of elected officials from each City and County within the region. Elected officials from 18 cities and two supervisors from each county make up the AMBAG Board.  The AMBAG region includes Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz County. AMBAG serves as both a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Council of Governments (COG).  Required to follow the Brown Act. 

For more information about this plan, contact Ana by email or phone: (831) 883-3750

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

Aug.10

AMBAG Board of Directors August 2022 Meeting

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ADD TO CALENDAR 04/07/2020 08:00 AM 04/07/2020 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles Summary of the event Description of the event Location of the event

August 10, 2022 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Meeting Via GoToWebinar
DATE: August 10, 2022
TIME: 6:00 PM

To view recording of this webinar please visit: 

https://www.gotostage.com/channel/7465e0fc843843119081c1cdcb31c269/recording/d7ad5951c81243d98c9818171dc87a41/watch

 

AMBAG governed by a twenty-four member Board of Directors comprised of elected officials from each City and County within the region. Elected officials from 18 cities and two supervisors from each county make up the AMBAG Board.  The AMBAG region includes Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz County. AMBAG serves as both a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Council of Governments (COG).  Required to follow the Brown Act. 

For more information about this plan, contact Ana by email or phone: (831) 883-3750

PDF filePDF fileAgenda      

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

Jun.15

AMBAG Board of Directors June 2022 Meeting

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ADD TO CALENDAR 04/07/2020 08:00 AM 04/07/2020 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles Summary of the event Description of the event Location of the event

June 15, 2022 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Meeting Via GoToWebinar DATE: June 15, 2022 TIME: 6:00 PM

 

Please register for AMBAG Board of Directors June 15, 2022 Meeting at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7191053858756174096

 

AMBAG governed by a twenty-four member Board of Directors comprised of elected officials from each City and County within the region. Elected officials from 18 cities and two supervisors from each county make up the AMBAG Board.  The AMBAG region includes Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz County. AMBAG serves as both a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Council of Governments (COG).  Required to follow the Brown Act. 

For more information about this plan, contact Ana by email or phone: (831) 883-3750

PDF filePDF fileAgenda      

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

Apr.13

AMBAG Board of Directors Meeting April 2022

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ADD TO CALENDAR 04/07/2020 08:00 AM 04/07/2020 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles Summary of the event Description of the event Location of the event

April 13, 2022 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Meeting Via GoToWebinar
DATE: April 13, 2022
TIME: 6:00 PM

To view recording of this webinar please visit: 

https://www.gotostage.com/channel/7465e0fc843843119081c1cdcb31c269/recording/3f3c6d31e9b14742bf608f5e1b95a2b0/watch

 

 

 

For more information about this plan, contact Ana by email or phone: (831) 883-3750

PDF filePDF fileAgenda      

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

Jan.12

AMBAG Board of Directors January 12, 2022 Meeting

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ADD TO CALENDAR 04/07/2020 08:00 AM 04/07/2020 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles Summary of the event Description of the event Location of the event

January 12, 2022 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

To view recording on this meeting, please visit:

https://www.gotostage.com/channel/7465e0fc843843119081c1cdcb31c269/recording/

30583cfdb06e47b684639e77be6c6641/watch

AMBAG governed by a twenty-four member Board of Directors comprised of elected officials from each City and County within the region. Elected officials from 18 cities and two supervisors from each county make up the AMBAG Board.  The AMBAG region includes Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz County. AMBAG serves as both a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Council of Governments (COG).  Required to follow the Brown Act. 

For more information about this plan, contact Ana by email or phone: (831) 883-3750

PDF filePDF fileAgenda      

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

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