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Release of Draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation Methodology
News Story
Friday, December 18, 2020

Today’s release of the Draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Methodology is a major and important milestone in the RHNA process.

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.



RHNA Draft Methodology - Executive Board Presentation materials
draft_rhna_allocation_presentation_to_exec_bd_jan_21.pdf (4.89 MB)
RHNA 2015-2019 Permit Activity Report
2015-2019_permit_activity_report_attachment_.pdf (152.32 KB)
Materials for the Draft RHNA Methodology Release
abag_draft_rhna_methodology_release_december2020.pdf (832.21 KB)
Draft RHNA Methodology Release Webinar Presentation
abag_draft_rhna_methodology_release_webinar_presentation_december2020.pdf (4 MB)
Individual and Stakeholder Comments on Proposed RHNA Methodology
comments_from_individuals_and_stakeholders.pdf (8 MB)