Technical Assistance

From the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Bay Area city, town and county staff will find ABAG and MTC technical assistance resources for energy, housing, land use, resilience, transportation and infrastructure projects and programs. Webinars, grants, toolkits, white-papers, case studies and more are provided to help with planning or implementation of policies and projects in their jurisdictions.

Topic
  • Energy (18)

  • Equity (59)

  • Housing (226)

    • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (30)

    • Creating Housing Choices (38)

    • Housing & Sustainability (30)

    • Housing Elements (103)

    • Pro-Housing Policies & Practices (29)

    • Public Engagement (32)

    • REAP Program (44)

  • Land Use (84)

  • Resilience (42)

  • Transportation & Infrastructure (86)

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Soft Story Retrofit Program and Model Ordinance

Built to prior building codes, a soft-story residential building is one that has open parking or commercial space on the first floor and housing on higher floors. In an earthquake, such structures can sway and sometimes collapse. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) offers policy resources for local policy and planning efforts as well as resources for homeowners.