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Release of Draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation Methodology

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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

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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.

Soft Story Retrofit Model Ordinance Now Available

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ABAG, in partnership with David Bonowitz, SE, has created the Resilience Policy Guidance Document: Soft Story Model Ordinance and Handbook to help jurisdictions develop local soft story retrofit pr

Submit your comments to help Shape the Future of ABAG

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Cities, towns, and counties are asked to help Shape the Future of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

New Online Tools for Residents to Help Shape Bay Area's Future

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Cities, Towns and Counties are invited to use and share the following information about new online tools, which will aid in outreach for Plan Bay Area 2040, the long-range regional transportation a

Learn More about ABAG's Spring General Assembly

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More than 160 city, town and county elected officials and stakeholders from throughout the region attended the Association of Bay Area Governments' (ABAG) Spring General Assembly on Thursday, April

Housing Action Agenda Approved on March 17, 2016

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

Enters Regional Collaborative Services Agreement Member Cities, Towns and Counties Invited to Participate

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Many ABAG member cities, towns, and counties have opted into Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs to benefit their constituents and communities.

New microsite for the People, Places, and Prosperity Report

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Designed to help readers to imagine what our diverse communities have in common: San Francisco Bay Area -- People, Places, and Prosperity will be released at the September’s Executive Board meeting


HCD Guidance - Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Affirmatively_Furthering_Fair_Housing.pdf (1.92 MB)
Housing Communications Tips Webinar Apr 27
Housing communications tips.docx (72.53 KB)
Powerpoint from April 27 Housing Communications Webinar
4-27How to Talk about Housing.pdf (9.94 MB)
FAQs for LOI Grants and Accessing the Regional Planning Bench
FAQs for Grants and Accessing Bench.pdf (260.44 KB)