Here we provide an overview of recently enacted emergency protections for Bay Area renters as information and potential groundwork for continuing discussions about the regional agencies’ role in responding to the Bay Area’s evolving housing challenges.
News and Stories
Emergency Protections for Tenants During COVID-19
Transit, Housing Get Relief in Massive COVID-19 Assistance Package
President Trump last Friday signed into law the $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency relief package —negotiated in coordination with Speaker Pelosi — passed by Congress earlier today.
CA Legislative Cycle Wraps Up as Governor Signs MTC-Supported Housing Bills
The 2019 California legislative cycle wrapped up on October 13 as Governor Newsom signed and vetoed dozens of bills, many of which will impact housing throughout the Bay Area. MTC supported 8 housing-related bills that have recently been passed into law.
Protection, Production & Preservation: MTC Takes Action on Housing Bills
The 2019 California legislative cycle is in full swing, and MTC has taken positions on a number of bills that could substantially affect the Bay Area housing landscape if passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Newsom this year.
MTC-backed Senior Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in San Jose
First Community Housing broke ground today on a 64-unit, MTC-backed affordable senior housing project near the Fruitdale VTA light-rail station in San Jose.
Housing Policy Leaders Endorse Strategy to Ease Bay Area’s Housing Affordability Crisis
The ABAG Executive Board at its January 2019 meeting voted to authorize Board President David Rabbitt to sign on to the CASA Compact. This action followed MTC's vote at its December 2018 meeting to authorize Commission Chair Jake Mackenzie to sign on to the Compact.
MTC Offers Cities, Counties Big Carrot to Spur Affordable Housing
Taking a bold step to ease the Bay Area’s persistent shortage of affordable housing, MTC last week established a $76 million grant program known as the Housing Incentive Pool.
MTC Pledges $10 Million for New Fund to Preserve Affordable Housing
MTC today committed $10 million to establish a new revolving loan fund known as the Bay Area Preservation Pilot Fund.
November 2016 Ballot Measure Results
All but two of the 22 local and regional transportation and housing ballot measures endorsed by the MTC Commission were approved by voters in last night's election.
SF Urban Film Fest Explores Social Justice Themes
The third annual SF Urban Film Fest rolls into town November 14-20, 2016.
TOAH-Bay Area Preservation Pilot Brochure 2018
MTC Resolution 4348 Revised (October 2018)
MTC-ABAG Housing Legislative Working Group Bill Positions Presentation May 2019.pdf
Equitable Housing | Metro Talks: Rebuilding a Better Bay
In wake of our current health, economic and housing crisis, and as people protest for racial justice in cities across the country, we launched The Metro Talks Equity Series—a series where regional
MidPen Housing and Eden Housing, Award of Merit
MidPen Housing and Eden Housing, two non-profit organizations, for providing affordable transit-oriented developments for low-income residents including families, the formerly homeless, disabled pe
Housing Forum: Reports from Group Discussions
Participants share summaries of their break-out group discussions.
Setting the stage: Real People, Real Stories
Housing affordability and displacement are problems in cities all over the United States, and perhaps more so here in the Bay Area than anywhere else.
Calling the Bay Area Home: Tackling the Affordable Housing and Displacement Challenge
Bay Area housing and transportation policymakers, city planners, community and business leaders, housing developers and advocates attended a half-day event for a timely and important dialogue on th
Housing Forum: Perspectives From Outside the Region
Bay Area housing issues are viewed in a wider context.
Housing Forum: Opening Panel
The Bay Area is failing to retain and grow middle-wage jobs that can provide economic opportunities to low-wage workers.
Housing Forum: Opening Remarks
A lack of affordable housing in the Bay Area is causing displacement. What does that mean?