ABAG Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program Training Series

ABAG Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program Training Series

The ABAG Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program has a training series for local planning and housing staff focused on Housing Element updates. Sessions are the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., beginning on Tuesday, February 23 and running through August, 2021.

The training series identifies key Housing Element topics that local staff must start early in the process. Each training will be a live and interactive webinar, with geographically based breakout groups and opportunities for questions and answers. Each session will be recorded and made available on this page.

All workshops in the series are eligible for American Planning Association Continuing Education Credits!

NOTEThe Housing Element training series are specifically designed for local city/county, their contracted consultants and other Bay Area regional governmental staff working on Housing Elements.  Consultants contracted with cities and counties for Housing Element updates are welcome and can fully participate, but other attendees will be registered on a space available basis.  If you are not affiliated with a jurisdiction, each session will be recorded and made available on this page. 


All webinars start at 9 a.m., click the link to register


Older webinar recordings and supporting materials are available in the tabs at the bottom of the page.

Future ABAG training sessions include:

  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: The Nuts and Bolts with HCD
  • How to Work with Advocates
  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Getting Conversational
  • HCD Emerging Topics: Pro Housing Opportunities and New Legislation
  • Tips for Certifiable Success: Advice from the Pros, Co-hosted with HCD

ABAG is also partnering with HCD on additional sessions including:

  • Open office hours
  • Two trainings over the summer for Planning Commissioners & Elected officials
  • A special session on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)


Planning Collaboratives and Using Data Effectively Webinars

Sites Inventory Overview and Housing Element 101 Webinars

HCD Now that's Progress - Annual Progress Report

Review the information presented at March 2:  California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD): "'Now that’s Progress' Annual Progress Report – review of changes with Q&A" webinar