On October 14th the Joint Planning and Administrative Committees of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) met to hear feedback on Plan Bay Area 2040, a long range plan which will direct over $309 billion worth of federal, state, and regional transportation investments through 2040. Both MTC Commissioners and ABAG Board members spoke favorably of including implementation actions in the Plan to address the Bay Area’s affordable housing and displacement crises – an NPH priority.
Such actions could result in substantial new funding for affordable housing development (such as a Regional Housing Trust Fund) and other regional programs to meet the housing needs of the Bay Area’s lowest-income residents. ABAG and MTC will meet again on November 17th to adopt a final “preferred scenario” version of the Plan. You can see NPH’s comment letter here.