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.

Noah Berger

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, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) 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: production, preservation and protection of housing that is affordable to all. Learn more about the 3Ps strategy.

The Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA)

BAHFA is working – through a regional approach – to create a Bay Area where there is enough safe, affordable and stable housing for all residents.

Learn about BAHFA's strategies, programs and more.
A happy family on the front steps of their home.
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

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.