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News and Stories

New Report Charts Course for Tackling Bay Area’s Chronic Housing Affordability Problems
News Release
Thursday, February 25, 2021

MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) today issued a detailed new report, entitled

Emergency Protections for Tenants During COVID-19
Top Stories
Friday, April 3, 2020

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.  

Transit, Housing Get Relief in Massive COVID-19 Assistance Package
Top Stories
Monday, March 30, 2020

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
Top Stories
Thursday, October 17, 2019

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
Top Stories
Monday, June 10, 2019

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
Top Stories
Friday, February 1, 2019

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
News Release
Friday, January 18, 2019

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
Top Stories
Thursday, November 1, 2018

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
News Release
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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
Top Stories
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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.

Media

Equitable Housing | Metro Talks: Rebuilding a Better Bay
Video
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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
Video
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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
Video
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Participants share summaries of their break-out group discussions.

Setting the stage: Real People, Real Stories
Video
Saturday, February 20, 2016

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.

Fred Blackwell, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation
Calling the Bay Area Home: Tackling the Affordable Housing and Displacement Challenge
Photo Gallery
Saturday, February 20, 2016

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
Video
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bay Area housing issues are viewed in a wider context.

Housing Forum: Opening Panel
Video
Saturday, February 20, 2016

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
Video
Saturday, February 20, 2016

A lack of affordable housing in the Bay Area is causing displacement. What does that mean?