News and Stories

ABAG/MTC-Backed ACA 1 Goes to Voters in 2024, a Boost to Bay Area Housing Bond

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ABAG-MTC backed Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1 , which would lower the vote threshold for local special taxes and bonds to fund affordable housing, transportation, resilience and other public

BAHFA Featured on Housing Podcast

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Bay Area Housing Finance Authority Director, Kate Hartley, was featured this month on the podcast "Housing After Dark Episode 5: Is the Future of Housing Finance Regional?"

August Virtual Workshops: Investing in the Future of Bay Area Housing

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Two public virtual workshops this month will outline the Bay Area’s proposed regional 2024 bond measure to invest in the production and preservation of affordable housing to address the Bay Area’s

New Affordable Housing Portal Launches for Bay Area

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The Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) today launched the Doorway Housing Portal, a hub to easily find affordable housing in the Bay Area. The first-of-its-kind regional online portal was

ABAG/MTC-Sponsored Affordable Housing Bill Passes Committee

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As the Bay Area gears up to place its first regional housing bond on the ballot, a bill aimed at ensuring the region can make the most of future voter-approved funds was approved by an Assembly

Thursday: BAHFA Workshop on Draft Equity Framework and Draft Funding Programs

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After a year of stakeholder engagement and technical work, the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) released its Draft Equity Framework and Draft Funding Programs.

BAHFA Closes First Deal

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MTC's newly launched Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) affiliate this month closed its first-ever transaction, funding a $5,000 grant through its newly formed Welfare Tax Exemption

MTC, ABAG Regional Housing Efforts Highlighted by Bay Area Council

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The Bay Area Council has long advocated for a strong regional approach to addressing our housing crisis, including supporting legislation that created the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA)

Bay Area Housing Finance Authority Receives Equitable Housing Policies Grant

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The Partnership for the Bay’s Future has announced $5 million in grants focused on advancing equitable housing policies.

ABAG, MTC Tap Bay Area Housing Veteran Kate Hartley As Director of Regional Housing Finance Authority

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The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced the selection of housing policy, finance and development veteran Kate Hartley to


Bay Area Housing Finance Authority: Technical FAQs for Housing Professionals and Jurisdictions
Technical_FAQ_for_Housing_Professionals_and_Jurisdictions_.pdf (166.48 KB)
About the Doorway Housing Portal
ABAG-MTC_Bay_Area_Housing_Doorway-Pilot_Fact_Sheet.pdf (238.46 KB)
Investing in the Future of Bay Area Housing
BAHFA_Bond_Measure_Workshop_FINAL.pdf (5.44 MB)