Posted on January 28, 2019 at 4:31 pm by Peter Ibrahim
The California Department of Housing and Community Development has released its Senate Bill 35 Statewide Determination Summary
. This determination relies on data from the Housing Element Annual Progress Report submitted by municipalities through December 4, 2018.
As part of the most recent review, Menlo Park was identified as one of just 24 jurisdictions in California that has met its pro-rated share of lower (very-low and low) and above-moderate income Regional Housing Needs Assessment/Allocation (RHNA) for the reporting period. This means that the City is not currently subject to the Housing Accountability and Affordability Act (SB 35)
, which passed in 2017 and became effective January 1, 2018. The law created a streamlined approval process for housing when cities fail to meet their RHNA requirements. The City is required to report on its annual housing production by April 1 each year.