The Bay Area faces a deepening housing-affordability crisis. ABAG is working hard to promote changes in housing policies to make our region a better place to live. How do we move forward during this critical period?

There is no simple solution, but there is broad consensus; we need a coordinated effort to increase housing production at all levels of affordability, preserve existing affordable housing and protect vulnerable populations from displacement.

ABAG works with local governments, regional and state agencies, legislators, housing and business advocacy organizations and community leaders to promote housing solutions.

We focus on research, data collection and technical assistance to support efforts to resolve the Bay Area’s housing crisis.

ABAG assists local governments with housing issues by:

  • Collaborating across the Bay Area to implement housing strategies
  • Providing current housing data through extensive research
  • Promoting housing policy best-practices
  • Delivering specific technical tools and assistance
  • Pursuing changes at the state, regional and local levels that affect us all

RHNA - Regional Housing Needs Allocation: ABAG is responsible for conducting the Bay Area’s RHNA process in conjunction with local elected officials and staff, stakeholders, and residents from around the region. 

ABAG collects data about residential building permits issued throughout the Bay Area. You can find location, building type, affordability level, what neighborhoods are growing and much more. 

Find out what housing policies are in use in communities throughout the Bay Area and learn more about housing best practices, including links to sample ordinances.