The ABAG Executive Board unanimously approved the Housing Action Agenda on March 17, 2016. In the coming months, ABAG will develop a detailed work plan to identify actions locally, regionally and statewide to promote, preserve and fund affordable housing in the Bay Area.
The goal of the housing agenda is to make it easier to build new homes in the Bay Area, unlock and preserve affordability of existing homes, and provide jurisdictions with the tools they need to avoid displacement of residents. The Housing Action Agenda compiles a set of actions at the local, regional, and state levels that ABAG can take to tackle the region's chronic housing shortage. Some of the solutions discussed include seeking state-level reforms to various housing-related laws, creating a regional housing trust fund, and continuing ABAG's collaboration with stakeholders to make existing regulations work better for the region.
For more information, refer to agenda item eight at http://www.abag.ca.gov/meetings/execboard.html.