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Now We're Cooking...with a Scientist and a Doctor – Attend BayREN’s Lunchtime Discussion on Induction Cooking Woman cooking

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Now We're Cooking...with a Scientist and a Doctor – Attend BayREN’s Lunchtime Discussion on Induction Cooking

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is hosting a lunchtime conversation from 12 – 1 p.m. this Friday (Aug. 19) to break down the benefits of induction cooking. Register for the event here: cookingwith.eventbrite.com.

BAHFA Closes First Deal De Anza Terrace

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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.

Technical Assistance Portal Helps Local Governments Access Vital Resources Multifamily housing near the Miltpitas BART Station.

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Technical Assistance Portal Helps Local Governments Access Vital Resources

The Technical Assistance Portal, a joint effort of the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, is a one-stop shop of programs that provide planning and technical support to make it easier for city and county agencies to access resources they need.


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ABAG, MTC Endorse Amendment to Boost Housing Housing

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ABAG, MTC Endorse Amendment to Boost Housing

The ABAG Executive Board and MTC Commissioners have voted to endorse Assembly Constitutional Amendment 14, which would dedicate 5% from the state’s General Fund each year over a 10-year period to address California’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis.

MTC, ABAG Regional Housing Efforts Highlighted by Bay Area Council Milpitas Housing

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MTC, ABAG Regional Housing Efforts Highlighted by Bay Area Council

The Bay Area Council has long advocated for a strong regional approach to addressing our housing crisis, including supporting legislation that created the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA). In this guest item highlighted in the council's Weekly Flash newsletter, Metropolitan Transportation Commission Chair Alfredo Pedroza and Association of Bay Area Governments Chair Jesse Arreguin outline the purpose and objectives for BAHFA.

The BayREN Business Plan – Prioritizing Equity and Leading on Energy Efficiency BayREN team meeting

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The BayREN Business Plan – Prioritizing Equity and Leading on Energy Efficiency

BayREN’s Business Plan 2024-2031 (Plan) submitted in early March to the California Public Utilities Commission, reflects an ambition to achieve California’s climate and energy goals while enabling an urgent evolution of the organization, resources, and programs to integrate equity more intentionally.

Deadline Extended: Bay Area High School Students, Be Part of the Summer Academy on Transportation, Housing Equity and More Bay Area Summer Academy

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Deadline Extended: Bay Area High School Students, Be Part of the Summer Academy on Transportation, Housing Equity and More

Four regional government agencies are sponsoring an online Bay Area Summer Academy to provide insights into how regional governments address these issues and how the public, including students, can help advance equity across the Bay Area. 

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Another Way to Do Housing Element Outreach – Jurisdictions Using RHTA Program Funded Housing Simulation Tool A person using a laptop computer.

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Another Way to Do Housing Element Outreach – Jurisdictions Using RHTA Program Funded Housing Simulation Tool

Bay Area residents are learning about the housing element update process via a Regional Housing Technical Assistance (RHTA)-funded simulation tool. The complexity of the housing element update process makes it difficult for residents to understand, let alone participate in the update process. And...