Housing-Impacted Bay Area Cities Keep Little of Their Own Taxes

September 2019
San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties are at the epicenter of the housing affordability crisis in California. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has established State-wide housing needs with regional targets (RHNA* ) for 2014–2023. Local bodies like ABAG have used these regional targets to set goals for their counties and cities. Based on the housing construction that has been approved, the three counties are on track to exceed their 2023 RHNA goals. The following slides (and PDF report) examine the housing challenges faced by these three Bay Area Counties in more detail.