MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) work with local governments and the public, private and non-profit sectors to respond to the Bay Area’s housing crisis.
Providing a safe, secure home for every Bay Area resident is a regional challenge that crosses city and county boundaries. To address the housing crisis, MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) provide policy guidance and targeted investment that helps local governments address shared challenges, including pushing affordable housing projects across the finish line.
Regional Growth Framework
The Bay Area is expected to be home to an additional 1.4 million households by the year 2050. It is important that housing, transportation and other types of land use planning work together — as part of a regional growth framework — to make the best use of available resources.
Housing Action & Investment
MTC provides technical assistance and targeted grant funding to advance policies and projects that help create equitable communities and reduce driving distances to job centers.
Housing Protection, Preservation & Production
Solving the Bay Area’s housing crisis will involve collaboration across the region. MTC and partners are using the 3Ps framework as a strategy to protect, preserve and produce enough housing for all residents.
Affordable Housing Funds: BAPP & TOAH
MTC has provided seed funding for two regional housing finance programs to support the production and preservation of affordable housing near high quality transit:
Complete communities are places that meet all of our basic needs, with easy access to transportation, jobs, health care, parks, services and stores. They welcome diversity, provide safe housing and streets, and are places to gather and build community.
One Bay Area Grants provide federal funding to transportation projects that have a Priority Development Area designation.
Calls for projects for housing, transit, Priority Development Areas, Priority Conservation Areas and other focused growth projects.
ABAG's Regional Housing Technical Assistance program and Regional Early Action Planning Grants help cities and counties meet state land-use planning requirements for housing.