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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

You’re Invited: Webinar on Plan Bay Area 2050 Final Blueprint Outcomes on Friday
Top Stories
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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
News Release
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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
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.

Local Government Working Group To Advise MTC, ABAG on Housing Legislation
News Release
Thursday, March 28, 2019

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
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.

Housing, Earthquake Bills Among Last Signed, Vetoed by Governor Brown
Top Stories
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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.

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

An Introduction to CASA
Video
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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
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?

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.