The Committee to House the Bay Area (CASA)

The Committee to House the Bay Area (CASA) was brought together by MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to help identify game-changing solutions to the Bay Area’s housing crisis.

The Committee to House the Bay Area (CASA) was assembled by MTC and ABAG to tackle the current housing crisis. The work began in 2017, and the CASA Compact was adopted in 2018.

Leaders from public, private and nonprofit sectors developed this plan to address the region’s housing affordability and displacement challenges.

The 3Ps Framework - Solutions to the Housing Crisis

CASA developed a package of housing solutions grouped in three categories:

  • Protection for current residents to prevent displacement
  • Preservation of existing housing that is affordable to lower- and middle-income residents
  • Production of new housing at all income levels, especially affordable housing

The CASA team effort kicked off a stronger and more comprehensive focus on housing solutions for the Bay Area. The framework continues to play an important role for dozens of housing-related bills being considered by the state Legislature.

The CASA Compact Report

The final product from the CASA team was the CASA Compact, which outlined 10 actionable and measurable steps. It also created a new entity called the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) that could raise significant new revenue for housing.

Find more information on CASA history, the leadership team and committee structure in the “What is CASA?” presentation.

Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA)

The Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) was created by the CASA Compact. The goal? To bring new funds to the region to support housing projects. BAHFA is considered key in financing future housing projects.

Expanded Regional Housing Portfolio

BAHFA has launched a new plan to tackle the region’s housing crisis head on with next steps for the future of Bay Area housing plans. Learn about the plans and goals for this cross-agency effort.

Read "Momentum for Lasting Solutions."
CASA Leadership & Roster

CASA Co-Chairs and Convener for Steering and Technical Committees

Fred Blackwell
Leslye Corsiglia
Michael Covarrubias
Steve Heminger

CASA Steering Committee Members

Ariane Hogan
Bob Alvarado
Dave Cortese
Dave Regan
David Rabbitt
Ellen Wu
Grace Crunican
Jake Mackenzie
Julie Combs
Keith Carson
Kofi Bonner
Libby Schaaf
London Breed
Matthew Franklin
Michael Matthews
Rebecca Prozan
Sam Liccardo
Stuart Cohen

CASA Technical Committee Members

Abby Thorne-Lyman
Adhi Nagraj
Aimee Inglis
Amie Fishman
Andreas Cluver
Bill Witte
Bob Glover
Caitlyn Fox
Denise Pinkston
Derecka Mehrens
Doug Shoemaker
Jacky Morales Ferrand
Janice Jensen
Jennifer Hernandez
Dr. Jennifer Martinez
Jonathan Fearn
Joseph Villarreal
Joshua Howard
Ken Rich
Linda Mandolini
Lynn Hutchins
Mark Kroll
Mary Murtagh
Matt Schwartz
Matt Vander Sluis
Michele Byrd
Ophelia Basgal
Randy Tsuda
Rich Gross
Robert Apodaca
Scott Littlehale
Tomiquia Moss


CASA Co-Chairs Proposed "Action Ideas"

Presented to the Technical Committee on September 27, 2017, this proposal helped determine which ideas the CASA work groups should develop.

Housing-focused Publications in the San Francisco Bay Area

This literature review was prepared by Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors on behalf of MTC and CASA to establish information and research on regional housing trends.