Adequate Sites Implementation Program

The Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) is mandated by State Housing Law as part of the periodic process of updating local housing elments of the General Plan. The RHNA quantifies the need for housing within each jurisdiction during specified planning periods.

The Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation to the City of La Palma for the income categories; extremely-low, very-low, low, moderate, and upper-income units during the 2014-2021 planning period is as follows:

Extremely Low Income: 1 unit

Very Low Income: 1 unit

Low Income: 2 units

Moderate Income: 2 units

Upper Income: 3 units

RHNA Total: 9 units

Current income category limits can be downloaded on the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (Department) website.

Official State Income Limits (effective April 15, 2015):

Income Category1 Person Household2 Person Household3 Person Household4 Person Household5 Person Household6 Person Household7 Person Household
Extremely Low$20,250$23,150$26,050$28,900$31,250$33,550$36,730
Very Low$33,750$38,550$43,350$48,150$52,050$55,900$59,750

*Orange County 4-Person Area Median Income: $87,200

The City’s Inventory of Sites for Housing Development, which can be found in Appendix C, Table C-28 of the Housing Element in La Palma’s General Plan, can accommodate the RHNA’s income category allocations if adequate regulatory and financial incentives are provided.

Responsible Agency: Community Development Department