SCAG has recently posted their latest RHNA methodology on their website, which you can see here.
But this methodology still encourages sprawl through an increased importance of “local input” as a factor.
What would a better RHNA methodology look like? Thanks to our Data & Research Director, Anthony Dedousis, you can see one here.
This RHNA methodology shows what distribution could look like without local inputs. Less sprawl. Notice the dramatic difference in methodologies for a jurisdiction like Culver City, which has high job pressure, is on a major rail transit line, and has low-density zoning.
The results speak for themselves.