The Elephant in the Region: Charting a Path for Bay Area Metro to Lead a Bold Regional Housing Agenda
The Elephant in the Region: Charting a Path for Bay Area Metro to Lead a Bold Housing Agenda looks at how the Bay Area could transform its collective ability to deliver affordable housing through the creation, resourcing, and staffing of a new regional housing entity at Bay Area Metro. The integration of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) into Bay Area Metro provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a stable foundation for regional housing solutions.
The paper details recommended action steps to create the new entity:
- Action one: Build and resource regional housing capacity with a focus on local implementation
- Action two: Establish, capitalize, and manage regional land coordination
- Action three: Develop and implement new regional finance tools