Association of Bay Area Governments

ABAG stands for the Association of Bay Area Governments. Our mission is to strengthen cooperation and collaboration across local governments to build healthier, stronger communities.

ABAG is part regional planning agency and part local government service provider. We accomplish our goals by providing planning services and cost-effective ABAG member services to local governments struggling with rising costs and diminishing incomes.

BAHFA Workshop Recap

More than 550 people attended recent public workshops hosted by the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) to provide information on a possible housing bond measure and strategies to work toward meeting the Bay Area’s housing needs. Learn more.

BAHFA Featured on Housing Podcast Housing construction

BAHFA Featured on Housing Podcast

Bay Area Housing Finance Authority Director, Kate Hartley, was featured this month on the podcast "Housing After Dark Episode 5: Is the Future of Housing Finance Regional?"

Former ABAG-MTC Staffer Ruby Named Top Auditor at SANDAG Courtney Ruby

Former ABAG-MTC Staffer Ruby Named Top Auditor at SANDAG

Courtney Ruby, who served as Director of Finance and Administrative Services for ABAG and later took on the role of Director of Administration and Facilities at MTC before winning election as Oakland’s City Auditor in 2018 and again in 2022, has been named as Independent Performance Auditor of the San Diego Association of Governments.