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Appeals Received on Draft RHNA Allocations

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ABAG by the Friday, July 9 deadline received appeals from 28 local governments challenging their draft RHNA allocations, which were announced in May. The submitted appeals include ten from communities

Draft RHNA Methodology and Final RHNA Subregional Shares Approved

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The Draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Methodology and Final RHNA Subregional Shares were approved by the ABAG Executive Board on January 21, 2021, meeting a major milestone in the multi

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. The Draft RHNA Methodology and Final RHNA Subregional Shares

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. The Earthquake Home

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

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). Complete the following survey. If you have already submitted a survey, there is now an

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 and

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. In the coming months, ABAG will develop a detailed work plan to identify actions locally, regionally and

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. PACE is rapidly growing in


Sample Land Use Acknowledgement
SAMPLE_land_labor_harm_acknowledgment.pdf (172.72 KB)
Sample Agenda for Integrated Planning Housing, Safety and EJ
SampleAgenda_IntegratedPlanning_HousingSafetyEJ.docx (13.14 KB)
Briefer Integrated Planning
2021_05_11_BrieferIntegratedPlanning.pdf (840.25 KB)
Presentation from EJ and Safety Webinar
2021_05_11_0_Safety_EJ_Webinar_Final.pdf (20.36 MB)
HCD Guidance - Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Affirmatively_Furthering_Fair_Housing.pdf (1.92 MB)