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Another Way to Do Housing Element Outreach – Jurisdictions Using RHTA Program Funded Housing Simulation Tool

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Bay Area residents are learning about the housing element update process via a Regional Housing Technical Assistance (RHTA)-funded simulation tool. The complexity of the housing element update process

Regional Housing Technical Assistance Webinar

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Learn about available assistance for Housing Element updates, Friday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-noon. Register for the webinar here. Planning for housing is challenging for cities and counties for a

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

Documents

Resilient Housing Element Resources Webinar Presentation
Resilient_Housing_Resources_Webinar.pdf (8.89 MB)
RHNA Template Powerpoint
Template_Final_RHNA_Methodology_Appeals_Presentation (3).pptx (46.49 MB)
Housing Element FAQs Template
Housing Element FAQs Template FINAL.docx (85.74 KB)
HE Staff Report Template
Housing Element_Staff Report Template FINAL.docx (43.11 KB)
Sample Land Use Acknowledgement
SAMPLE_land_labor_harm_acknowledgment.pdf (172.72 KB)