As part of the region’s planning efforts, Kern COG has worked with local governments and stakeholders on the Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) Plan. Kern COG identified 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.
The development of the 6th Cycle RHNA Plan will begin this Spring/Summer 2021. Please stay tuned for updates. Updates will also be provided during Regional Planning Advisory Meetings.
- 6th Cycle: Coming Soon (2023-2032 Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan)
- 5th Cycle: 2013 – 2023 Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan
- 4th Cycle: 2006 – 2013 Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan
Request for Proposals
Kern COG is soliciting proposals from consultants to assist Kern COG with the state-mandated 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process to identify the number of housing units that each local government in the Kern region must accommodate in the Housing Element of its General Plan. The deadline for Proposal Submittal – 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021.
Please go to Working with Kern COG for the Request for Proposal information.
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.