Housing

The shared staff of Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) are working to plan for more affordable housing in the Bay Area.

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There is a shortage of affordable homes in the Bay Area. Costs have continued to rise, and prices and rents are growing at a faster rate than most incomes.

Working Together for Housing Solutions 

MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are working with partners across the region to solve the housing crisis. The work is focused around the “3Ps” that are the foundation of the collaborative strategy: protection, preservation and production of housing that is affordable to all. Learn more about the 3Ps strategy.

Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA)

The Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) is a powerful new funding tool to address the Bay Area’s chronic housing affordability challenges.

Learn more about BAHFA.
Welfare Tax Exemption Preservation Program

BAHFA's Welfare Tax Exemption Preservation Program helps produce and preserve affordable housing by supporting private housing owners' applications for property tax relief.

Public Land Reuse

MTC is working to help solve the Bay Area's housing shortage and bring more affordable homes to the area, in part through a re-use of public land to meet current and future housing needs.

Transforming Malls & Office Parks

By transforming aging malls and office parks into neighborhoods, Bay Area communities could add more than 150,000 homes at all income levels, create new public spaces and provide local services.

Regional Housing Strategies

Read ABAG, MTC and BAHFA’s paper, Momentum for Lasting Solutions, to learn about the plans and goals for this cross-agency effort to solve the Bay Area’s housing crisis.

The Committee to House the Bay Area (CASA)

The CASA Committee finalized policy recommendations to increase housing production at all levels of affordability, preserve existing affordable housing, and protect vulnerable populations from losing their homes.

Read the CASA Compact.
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