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File #: 22-212    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/18/2022 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 3/22/2022 Final action: 3/22/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Housing (DOH), or designee, in consultation with County Counsel, to negotiate and execute an agreement with the Association of Bay Area Governments pursuant to which the County will facilitate Housing Element planning activities among the 21 jurisdictions in San Mateo County for the term of August 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $807,375 ("REAP Agreement").
Attachments: 1. 20220322_r_Authorize the Director of the Department of Housing.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director, Department of Housing
Subject: Agreement with ABAG re Housing Element Planning Activities

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Housing (DOH), or designee, in consultation with County Counsel, to negotiate and execute an agreement with the Association of Bay Area Governments pursuant to which the County will facilitate Housing Element planning activities among the 21 jurisdictions in San Mateo County for the term of August 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $807,375 ("REAP Agreement").

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BACKGROUND:
State law mandates that all California cities, towns, and counties plan for the housing needs of their residents. The California Department of Housing and Community Development ("HCD") determines the total number of new homes that need to be built, and level of affordability of the new homes, in order to meet the housing needs in each region of California ("Regional Housing Needs Allocation" or "RHNA"). The Association of Bay Area Governments ("ABAG") received the sixth cycle of RHNA from HCD for the Bay Area region and further distributed the allocation to each city and county in the Bay Area. ABAG has assigned to each jurisdiction within San Mateo County (the "County") and the unincorporated area of the County their respective portions of the Bay Area region RHNA. Each of the 21 jurisdictions that make up the County must submit a document to HCD, which sets forth how each local jurisdiction plans to meet its RHNA, otherwise known as its "Housing Element."

Pursuant to the State's 2019-20 Budget Act, Governor Gavin Newsom allocated $250 million for all regions, cities, and counties to facilitate planning activities that accelerate housing production. With a portion of this allocation, HCD established the Regional Early Action Planning Gra...

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