The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is our regional council of governments, which allocates regional housing needs to the cities and counties in the Bay Area. When considering allocations, past RHNA performance, better public transit and existing jobs are key factors. The RHNA numbers are broken down into categories with an allocation for extremely low, very low-income, low-income, moderate-income and above moderate-income. Most typically, sufficient units are built at the above moderate-income level, but very few at the lower-income or even moderate-income levels. New RHNA allocations are expected in fall 2020 and will be approximentely 2.5 times the last RHNA allocations.

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