Housing Policy

Housing Policy

News and Stories

Protection, Production & Preservation: MTC Takes Action on Housing Bills
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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.

Housing, Earthquake Bills Among Last Signed, Vetoed by Governor Brown
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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.

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.

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?

Bay Area Affordable Housing Projects Receive Boost From Cap-and-Trade Grants
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Friday, December 18, 2015

The California Strategic Growth Council yesterday awarded $17.5 million in state Cap-and-Trade funds to four affordable, transit-oriented housing projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Documents

MTC-ABAG Housing Legislative Working Group Bill Positions Presentation May 2019.pdf
MTC-ABAG Housing Legislative Working Group Bill Positions Presentation May 2019.pdf (392.39 KB)
CASA Compact
CASA_Compact.pdf (1.88 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)
Comparison of RHNA Cycle 5 Progress
Chart_of_the_Month_July_2018.pdf (245.66 KB)

Media

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: 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.

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?