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New Report Charts Course for Tackling Bay Area’s Chronic Housing Affordability Problems

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ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today issued a detailed new report, entitled Momentum for Lasting Solutions, to serve as a roadmap for private investors as well as federal

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

Equitable Housing Focus of Bay Area Metro Talks Series

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The Bay Area's affordable housing crisis will be the subject of the first Bay Area Metro Talks Equity Series launching Wednesday, June 3 at 10 a.m.

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

Bay Area Permitted More Housing in 2017, But Acute Shortfall of Affordable Housing Persists ABAG Releases 2017 Permit Data via Online Housing Data Portal

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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

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Transit-Oriented Development The Bay Area has some of the highest housing costs in the nation, and the construction of affordable housing has long fallen short of regional needs. One way to help solve

New Housing Data Available Via Vital Signs

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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

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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). Last year was a very

New Online Housing Policy and Data Explorer

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Housing is a significant issue for the San Francisco Bay Area. A new online housing data portal is now available to easily access Bay Area housing permit activity and data about local housing policies

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

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Governor Brown today signed the 15-bill housing package passed by the California Legislature earlier this month. The bills include new permanent funding, a one-time jolt of new money and certain


Scope of Work: Collaborative Opportunities, REAP Funding & Hiring a Consultant
HTA-RP-4-Scope-of-Work-for-Planning-Collaborative-Consultant-RFP.docx (119.13 KB)
RHNA Methodology Findings HCD April 12 2021
ABAG_RHNA_Methodology_HCDFindings_April_12_2021.pdf (195.81 KB)
2015-2019 Permit Activity Report
2015-2019_Permit_Activity_Report.pdf (152.32 KB)
RHNA 2023-2031 Updated Schedule – Feb 2021
ABAG_2023-2031_RHNA_Milestones.pdf (537.75 KB)