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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.

Introducing the Bay Area Metro Awards
News Release
Monday, September 24, 2018

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
News Release
Monday, September 10, 2018

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
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.

OBAG 2 County Program to Provide $386 Million for 180 Projects Across the Region
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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
Top Stories
Monday, January 22, 2018

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.

Governor Brown Signs Legislative Package to Help Address California's Housing Needs
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Governor Brown today signed the 15-bill housing package passed by the California Legislature earlier this month.

Housing Bills Advance to the Governor’s Desk
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

A suite of housing bills intended to begin addressing the state’s chronic housing shortage are now on the governor's desk. 

High-Profile CASA Initiative Tackles Region’s Housing Crisis Head On
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CASA brings together 46 leaders from across the Bay Area to build an actionable political consensus around increasing housing production at all levels of affordability, preserving existing affordable housing, and protecting vulnerable populations from housing instability and displacement.

Plan Bay Area 2040 Comment Session Slated for July 8
News Release
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invite public comments at a joint meeting on Friday, July 8, on alternative planning scenarios fo


Action Plan for Affordable Housing on Public Lands--Sept 2018
Public Lands Affordable Housing ActionPlan Sept 2018.pdf (851.85 KB)
Comparison of RHNA Cycle 5 Progress
Chart_of_the_Month_July_2018.pdf (245.66 KB)
Summary of Significant Housing Bills Passed by Legislature in 2017
ABAG_MTCHousing-Bills-Summaries_Handout.pdf (173.14 KB)
April 2017: Bay Area Sweet Spots
motm_4_18_17.pdf (2.19 MB)


An Introduction to CASA
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: Opening Panel
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
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
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Participants share summaries of their break-out group discussions.

Setting the stage: Real People, Real Stories
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.

Housing Forum: Perspectives From Outside the Region
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bay Area housing issues are viewed in a wider context.