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BAHFA Makes First Capital Commitment to Spur Housing Construction Aerial of housing construction in the south bay.

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BAHFA Makes First Capital Commitment to Spur Housing Construction

ABAG's and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC's) Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) affiliate last week launched its first loan program to promote the construction of affordable housing on properties nominated by local governments and developers across all nine Bay Area...

Flood, Fire, Heat, Drought: BARC Report Charts Course for Coordinated Adaptation

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Flood, Fire, Heat, Drought: BARC Report Charts Course for Coordinated Adaptation

A new report issued by the Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC) documents how the overall climate adaptation system in the Bay Area functions and identifies next steps in exploring responses to address sea level rise, inland flooding, water quality, drought, extreme heat, wildfire and air quality.

Bay Area Housing Finance Authority wins Housing Heroes Award BAHFA award

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Bay Area Housing Finance Authority wins Housing Heroes Award

The Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) received a Housing Heroes Award from the Housing Action Coalition this month in honor of the initiative’s innovative set of funding and finance tools— including the ability to place a Bay Area-wide ballot measure before voters to raise funds for housing.

San Francisco Estuary Partnership Work Helps Secure Sonoma Land for Restoration Restoration

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San Francisco Estuary Partnership Work Helps Secure Sonoma Land for Restoration

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority — co-staffed by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership and the State Coastal Conservancy — has helped secure the acquisition of a 1,150-acre site for tidal wetland restoration in the North Bay as part of the Sonoma Creek Baylands ecosystem.

Governor Signs Bill Bolstering Bay Area Housing Finance Authority image of Capitol Building in Sacramento

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Governor Signs Bill Bolstering Bay Area Housing Finance Authority

Governor Newsom on Wednesday signed Assembly Bill 1319, an MTC- and ABAG-sponsored bill by East Bay Assemblymember Buffy Wicks that will ensure the Bay Area can capitalize on future voter-approved funds. Newsom’s approval is timely, as MTC and ABAG are ramping up to place their first regional housing bond on the November 2024 ballot.  

ABAG-MTC Receive Award of Excellence from APA California for Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program RHTA Award

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ABAG-MTC Receive Award of Excellence from APA California for Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program

ABAG-MTC and partners Community Planning Collaborative have received the 2023 Planning Agency Award of Excellence from the American Planning Association (APA) California Chapter for the Regional Housing Technical Assistance (RHTA) Program. This award brings state-level recognition to the three-year-old program. The award was presented on Sept. 18 at the APA California 2023 Conference in Fresno.

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California Clean Air Day: October 4, 2023 Cyclists wait for a Muni bus to pass by.

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California Clean Air Day: October 4, 2023

Join ABAG, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) and communities all across California: Take the Clean Air Pledge to participate in California Clean Air Day on October 4, 2023.

There are simple things you can do for Clean Air Day...

ABAG/MTC-Backed ACA 1 Goes to Voters in 2024, a Boost to Bay Area Housing Bond Vote

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ABAG/MTC-Backed ACA 1 Goes to Voters in 2024, a Boost to Bay Area Housing Bond

ABAG-MTC backed Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1, which would lower the vote threshold for local special taxes and bonds to fund affordable housing, transportation, resilience and other public infrastructure projects from two-thirds to 55%, will go to voters in November 2024.

The state...