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New Report Charts Course for Tackling Bay Area’s Chronic Housing Affordability Problems
You’re Invited: Webinar on Plan Bay Area 2050 Final Blueprint Outcomes on Friday
This webinar will be repeated on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.
Regional Agencies, Local Governments Take New Steps to Solve Bay Area Housing Problems
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), in partnership with cities and counties, are stepping up collaborative efforts to meet the Bay A
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.
Local Government Working Group To Advise MTC, ABAG on Housing Legislation
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this week approved the appointment of the first slate of local government officials to the newly-formed Housing Legislative Working Group, which wil
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.
Housing, Earthquake Bills Among Last Signed, Vetoed by Governor Brown
Governor Brown acted on bills for the final time on September 30, signing into law five housing-related bills that will affect housing production and zoning requirements in the Bay Area, while vetoing two seismic safety bills.
Momentum for Lasting Solutions: Launching the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority and the Expanded Regional Housing Portfolio
Letter of Interest: Regional Early Action Program (REAP) and Priority Development Area (PDA) Planning & Technical Assistance Applicant Guide
How to Estimate Your Non-competitive REAP Allocation
PDA Planning Grants & Technical Assistance: Eligible Activities & Program Priorities
REAP Competitive Allocation: Eligible Activities & Program Priorities
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
An Introduction to CASA
The entire Bay Area is in the midst of a major housing crisis. In turn, that housing crisis is causing chaos in our transportation system.
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?
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.