BAHFA - Bay Area Housing Finance Authority

Portrait of a happy family standing outside their apartment complex.
Credit: LiPo Ching, Courtesy Midpen Housing

BAHFA - Bay Area Housing Finance Authority

Collaborating Across Counties & Cities

Currently, the Bay Area’s nine counties and 101 cities and towns address most housing issues individually, and often with limited staff and financial resources. BAHFA works to transform the way affordable housing is financed in the region and encourages collaboration across all cities and counties to solve the Bay Area’s affordable housing challenges together.

BAHFA is working to bring immediate housing benefits to the region, including:  

  • A $20 billion bond measure to build more affordable homes and help keep existing homes affordable that will appear on the November 2024 ballot.
  • Several programs, including:
    • Doorway, an online affordable housing search and application portal that serves the nine counties, to simplify the process of finding affordable homes in the Bay Area.
    • A rental assistance subsidy program in Napa to prevent extremely low-income seniors and people with disabilities from becoming homeless. 
    • One-time state grants for affordable housing preservation and production projects. 
    • A Bay Area affordable housing pipeline to provide a comprehensive inventory of affordable housing projects in pre-development in the region.


Visit the Metropolitan Transportation Commission website for the most up to date details about BAHFA's programs and the BAHFA Business Plan.


The BAHFA Board, which is comprised of the same members as the MTC Commission, and the ABAG Executive Board share governing responsibilities for BAHFA. In addition, a nine-member Advisory Committee provides consultation to BAHFA and the ABAG Executive Board to assist their decision-making.

Board Members

The BAHFA Board is comprised of the same membership as the MTC Commission.

BAHFA Oversight Committee

Learn more about the BAHFA Oversight Committee.

BAHFA Advisory Committee

As required by AB 1487, BAHFA’s nine-member Advisory Committee is comprised of members with expertise in affordable housing finance, production, preservation and/or tenant protections. See the list of Advisory Committee members on the MTC website.

Staff Contact

Kate Hartley, BAHFA Director
Phone: 415-778-6679

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ABAG Housing Committee

The Housing Committee supplements ABAG’s housing planning work, strengthen its leadership role on Bay Area housing issues and advise the Executive Board on a variety of housing programs and policies, including those to reduce homelessness. The ABAG Housing Committee works closely with MTC and BAHFA as a part of the expanded regional housing portfolio.

Technical Assistance Portal

The Technical Assistance (TA) Portal has a variety of resources for local agency staff.