Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

News and Stories

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
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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.

SF Urban Film Fest Explores Social Justice Themes
Top Stories
Friday, November 4, 2016

The third annual SF Urban Film Fest rolls into town November 14-20, 2016.

MTC Announces Positions on November 2016 Ballot Measures
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Friday, September 30, 2016

MTC has endorsed 22 local ballot measures to fund transportation and affordable housing and opposes Proposition 53, a proposed statewide constitutional amendment that would create new hurdles to funding infrastructure improvements.

February Forum Jumpstarts Conversation on Housing Policy
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Friday, February 26, 2016

How do you begin to talk about housing affordability in a region with increasing wealth as well as areas of intractable poverty and skyrocketing costs of living?

Recap: Calling the Bay Area Home — Tackling the Affordable Housing and Displacement Challenge
Top Stories
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in Calling the Bay Area Home: Tackling the Affordable Housing and Displacement Challenge. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and MTC, which jointly sponsored the event, value your ideas.

Calling Bay Area High School Students: Apply for the 2016 MTC Summer High School Internships
News Release
Monday, February 8, 2016

OAKLAND, CA — The annual High School Internship Program, sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), is now accepting applications for paid summer internships with transportation

Documents

CASA Compact
CASA Compact.pdf (1.67 MB)
CASA Compact
CASA_Compact.pdf (1.67 MB)
MTC Resolutions No. 4348 and 4308 - Housing Incentive Pool - Oct. 2018
MTC Resolutions No. 4348 and 4308 - Housing Incentive Pool - Oct. 2018.pdf (4.77 MB)
TOAH-Bay Area Preservation Pilot Brochure 2018
TOAH BAPP_Brochure_062918 (004).pdf (927.47 KB)
Public Lands & Workforce Housing Action Plan Sept. 2018
Public Lands Affordable Housing Action Plan Sept 2018.pdf (852.03 KB)

Media

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?