Housing & Land Use
At SANDAG, we believe housing is one of the most critical issues facing our region. Ambitious climate and housing targets at the state level have made planning at the regional and local level more challenging than ever before. Innovative and transformative solutions are needed to rethink how we plan our communities. Building on the momentum from the bold new vision of the 2021 Regional Plan and 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Plan, SANDAG is poised to lead the San Diego region into a new era for collaborative regional planning for housing that prioritizes affordability, equity, mobility, and sustainability. As an implementation action of the 2021 Regional Plan, SANDAG has begun developing the Housing Acceleration Program (HAP), which supports local jurisdictions as they develop and adopt policies and process improvements that help advance the region's housing goals. By leveraging funding from the State through the Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) grant program, SANDAG has identified housing policy priorities and implementation actions to further housing production across the region.