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.

General Assembly 2022 Recording Available

The ABAG General Assembly occurred on Friday, June 17, presenting information on the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority and members discussed the possible 2024 housing ballot measure.  The delegates reviewed and approved the 2022-2023 Budget and Work Program. View the recordings of Conference and Business Meeting at this link

BAHFA Closes First Deal De Anza Terrace

BAHFA Closes First Deal

MTC's newly launched Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) affiliate this month closed its first-ever transaction, funding a $5,000 grant through its newly formed Welfare Tax Exemption Preservation Program to enable nonprofit Eden Housing to convert its newly acquired 24-unit De Anza Terrace apartment complex in Alameda County's unincorporated Ashland community to permanently affordable housing.

New Blueprint Maps Brighter Future for Bay and Delta

New Blueprint Maps Brighter Future for Bay and Delta

Sea level rise, water quality and habitat protection are among the issues addressed in the 2022 San Francisco Estuary Blueprint released by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, mapping how San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will be managed over the next five years.