News and Stories

Guide shows ways to lessen damage in a major temblor
News Story
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

An online tool is now available to help residents identify potential earthquake-related damage to their homes and provides information on how to gird against the next big temblor.

Bay Area Permitted More Housing in 2017, But Acute Shortfall of Affordable Housing Persists ABAG Releases 2017 Permit Data via Online Housing Data Portal
News Story
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New data on housing.abag.ca.gov reveals Bay Area cities and counties permitted 27,103 new housing units in 2017, more than either 2016 (20,868) or 2015 (20,495); but only 18 percent of these units

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

Transit-Oriented Development

New Housing Data Available Via Vital Signs
News Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New data released by ABAG and MTC as part of the agencies' Vital Signs performance-monitoring initiative show the nine-county Bay Area's housing stock increased by only 14,900 new units -- the vast

2018 Another Active Year for Housing Legislation
News Story
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Adapted from a post originally published on The Bay Link, the joint blog of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

New Online Housing Policy and Data Explorer
News Story
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Housing is a significant issue for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Governor Brown Signs Legislative Package to Help Address California's Housing Needs Friday, September 29, 2017
News Story
Friday, September 29, 2017

Governor Brown today signed the 15-bill housing package passed by the California Legislature earlier this month.

Housing Bills Advance to the Governor's Desk
News Story
Thursday, September 21, 2017

On September 15, 2017, the California Legislature sent to the Governor's desk a suite of housing bills intended to begin addressing the states chronic housing shortage.

Building Resilient Homes to Build Resilient Communities Workshop
News Story
Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Building Resilient Homes to Build Resilient Communities workshop on July 25th demonstrated the positive impact of coordinated energy efficiency and seismic safety efforts.

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