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.
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)
Regional Housing Strategies
Solving the Bay Area’s housing crisis will take broad partnership. The resources below are shaping MTC/ABAG’s steps forward:
- The Momentum for Lasting Solutions paper describes the creation of BAHFA and the expanded regional housing portfolio, and about the plans and goals for the cross-agency effort to solve the Bay Area’s housing crisis.
- Plan Bay Area 2050, the Bay Area’s long-range plan, gives a bird’s eye view of regional planning goals, including housing.
- The CASA Compact laid the foundation for policy recommendations that would increase housing production, preserve affordable housing and protect vulnerable populations.