As part of the region’s planning efforts, Kern COG has worked with local governments and stakeholders on the Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA). Kern COG identifed areas within the region sufficient to house an eleven-year projection of the regional housing need. Additionally, the RHNA allocates housing units within the region consistent with the development pattern included in the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), and is part of the Regional Transportation Plan. In September 2014, the California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) approved the 2013 – 2023 RHNA Plan.
- 2013 – 2023 Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan
- 2006 – 2013 Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan
Kern COG Regional Housing Data Report
Kern COG prepared the 2014 Kern Regional Housing Data Report which is a compilation of required data sets to help local jurisdictions prepare their housing element updates.