Housing Element Support

Upon the adoption of the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Plan, the 18 cities and the County of San Diego must update the Housing Element of their General Plan to accommodate their 2021-2029 RHNA allocation. Each jurisdiction is required to prepare a housing element every eight years as a part of the RHNA process and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) must certify the element ensure consistency with housing element law.   

In collaboration with HCD, SANDAG serves as a regional forum for technical assistance and information exchange as jurisdictions update their housing elements. We provide jurisdictions with data and information they can use to update their housing elements, including important meeting dates for workshops and assistance from HCD. 

HCD assigned Sohab Mehmood as the single point of contact for San Diego jurisdictions. She can be reached at:  

Sohab Mehmood 
HCD Housing Policy Division 
2020 W. El Camino Avenue, Suite 500 
Sacramento, CA 95833