San Diego’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation

By Borre Winckel, President & CEO
SANDAG released their RHNA Subcommittee recommendations. It covers the period 2020-2029. Among other planning criteria, proximity to current transit and current job markets were accounted for in a 65% / 35% allocation ratio. Note how the County of San Diego with its largest land base and I-15 corridor is responsible for accommodating just 5,888 new housing units, merely 400 more than National City or Oceanside. We can’t solve our housing crisis when the County reaches that low. Lack of transit and lack of jobs are the reasons for their marginal obligation. I’m not buying this and nor should you. No Growth politics at its worst!