Affordable Housing

News and Stories

Affordable Housing Boosted by BayREN Energy-Savings Program
News Story
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bay Area multifamily housing affordability issues have been eased for some through BayREN's multi-family energy rebate program – known as BAMBE.

MTC Offers Cities, Counties Big Carrot to Spur Affordable Housing
News Story
Friday, November 2, 2018

Taking a bold step to ease the Bay Area's persistent shortage of affordable housing, MTC last week established a $76 million grant program known as the Housing Incentive Pool, or HIP for short, to

Workforce and Affordable Housing Opportunities on Public Lands
News Story
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Transit-Oriented Development

High-Profile CASA Initiative Tackles Region's Housing Crisis
News Story
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CASA brings together 46 leaders from across the Bay Area to build an actionable political consensus around increasing housing production at all levels of affordability, preserving existing affordab

Good News on Expanding Financing Options for In-Law Units
News Story
Monday, May 8, 2017

In response to the passage of land use: zoning legislation (SB 1069 Wieckowski) on accessory dwelling units (ADU) or in-law units, the California Housing Finance Agency recently announced that it h

Housing Action Agenda Approved on March 17, 2016
News Story
Thursday, April 14, 2016

The ABAG Executive Board unanimously approved the Housing Action Agenda on March 17, 2016.

Successful Housing Forum - Sat, Feb 20th
News Story
Thursday, February 25, 2016

ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), jointly sponsored "Calling the Bay Area Home: Tackling the Affordable Housing and Displacement Challenge," held on Saturday, February 20,

New Study on Benefits of Transit Oriented Affordable Housing Development
News Story
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Resources for Community Development (RCD) have released a new study of the role of affordable housing in Transit Oriented Development (TOD) areas.

State Approves $47 Million in Affordable Housing Grants for 11 Bay Area Projects 777 New Units of Low-Income Housing to Be Built
News Story
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Local transportation and planning officials are applauding yesterday's action by California's Strategic Growth Council to award over $47 million in state Cap-and-Trade funds to 11 affordable, trans