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.
News and Stories
Protection, Production & Preservation: MTC Takes Action on Housing Bills
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.
Introducing the Bay Area Metro Awards
What projects, people or programs are making a real difference to solve the Bay Area’s housing and transportation problems?
New Vital Signs Data: Sluggish Housing Production Tightens Bay Area’s Housing Crunch
New data released last week by the MTC and ABAG as part of the agencies’ Vital Signs performance-monitoring initiative show the nine-county Bay Area’s housing stock increased by only 14,900 new units in 2017.
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.
OBAG 2 County Program to Provide $386 Million for 180 Projects Across the Region
Approximately $386 million in federal funds are set to go to 180 transportation projects in 95 jurisdictions across all nine Bay Area Counties through the One Bay Area Grant 2 (OBAG 2) County Program.
MTC and ABAG Launch "The Bay Link," a Joint Daily Blog
MTC and ABAG are excited to announce the launch of the The Bay Link, a joint blog that will provide news, views and analysis on topics of regional interest.
Fact Sheet: Housing Incentive Pool (HIP) Program
Action Plan for Affordable Housing on Public Lands--Sept 2018
Comparison of RHNA Cycle 5 Progress
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.