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/ 1 <br />Ch:49, /1616 <br />September 6, 2019 <br />Honorable Peggy Huang, Chair RHNA Subcommittee <br />Southern California Association of Governments <br />900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1700 <br />Los Angeles, California 90017 <br />14000 City Center Drive <br />Chino Hills, CA 91709 <br />(909) 364-2600 <br />Subject: 6th Cycle Proposed Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Methodology <br />Dear Honorable Chair Huang and Honorable Members of the RHNA Subcommittee: <br />The City of Chino Hills appreciates this opportunity to provide written comments regarding the <br />Southern California Association of Governments' (SCAG) proposed RHNA methodologies. Since <br />its incorporation in 1991, Chino Hills has maintained an excellent record for building housing <br />within quality neighborhoods. This successful record includes providing housing of varied sizes <br />and price ranges, and meeting or exceeding each of our previous RHNA allocations. <br />In 2018, Chino Hills was rated by the state Department of Finance as the fastest growing city in <br />California with a population over 30,000, increasing our housing supply in that year by 4.6 <br />percent.' In fact, the City has increased its housing supply so much in the last few years that the <br />population grew from 74,796 in 2010 to 84,364 in 2019. The proposed 6th cycle RHNA <br />methodologies would not achieve the stated goal of providing ample and affordable housing and <br />could hinder the steady planned housing growth of Chino Hills and other SCAG region <br />communities. <br />Our comments below highlight the concerns we see with the proposed SCAG RHNA <br />methodologies and present our recommendations for a more accurate, balanced and achievable <br />method. <br />Concerns Regarding Proposed SCAG RHNA Methodologies <br />In its July 22, 2019 Agenda Report to the Regional Housing Needs Assessment Subcommittee, <br />SCAG presented three RHNA methodology options. As stated in the Agenda Report, SCAG <br />developed these methodologies based on Government Code 65585(d) and four commendable <br />guiding principles. Each of these guiding principles is briefly presented below along with a <br />discussion of how the three RHNA methodologies fail to meet them: <br />Guiding Principle #1: The housing crisis is a result of housing building not keeping up with growth <br />over the last several decades. The RHNA allocation for all jurisdictions are expected to be higher <br />than the 5th RHNA cycle. <br />http://www.dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Demographics/Estimates/e-1/ <br />elb CO/Via' Art Bennett • Brian Johsz • Ray Marquez • Cynthia Moran • Peter J. Rogers <br />