The proposed project was critical in helping San Bruno meet its Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) assigned by the State of California in the Housing Element. The current housing element period covers 8 years from 2015 through 2023. During this period, San Bruno is allocated to issue permits for the construction of 1,155 new housing units. To date, the City has issued permits for the construction of only 119 housing units, leaving a balance of 1,036 housing units to be produced by 2023. Additionally, the City has a remaining RHNA goal of 358 "very low" income units, 136 "low" income units, and 163 "moderate" income units. To date, since no "very low" income units have been issued building permits, and only 25 "low" and 42 "moderate" income units have been issued permits (primarily ADUs), there is a significant need for additional housing in the City, especially at the very low and low income levels.
Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Progress
Permits Issued by the City of San Bruno from 2015 to 2018 plus the Proposed Mills Park Project: