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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

California Department of Housing and Community Development Approves Bay Area's RHNA

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The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has approved the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Plan.

State Staffs Up to Enforce Housing Mandates

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In a one-two punch signaling that it will prioritize enforcement of housing laws, the state is creating a new unit with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and

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


Drawings of Possible Multi-family Homes for Use with SB 9
Drawings-of-Possible-Multi-family-Homes-for-use-with-SB9.pptx (10.2 MB)
By-Right Supportive Housing Fact Sheet
Assembly_Bill_2162-2018-Fact-Sheet.pdf (145.91 KB)
By-Right Supportive Housing Model Ordinance
Supportive_Housing_Model_Ordinance_June-28-2021.docx (28.59 KB)
Supportive Housing Updates Checklist
Supportive_Housing_June-28-2021.pdf (129.97 KB)
Low Barrier Navigation Centers Fact Sheet
Assembly_Bill_101_Fact_Sheet.pdf (183.89 KB)