Bay Area’s Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program

The first iteration of the Regional Early Action Program (REAP) provided funding for the councils of governments (COGs) responsible for developing the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) to accelerate and support housing planning.  It was the regional counterpart to the Local Early Action Program (LEAP), which were distributed directly to cities and counties. While most REAP …

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ABAG and BayREN: a Regional Model for Energy Efficiency

BayREN Logo on ABAG logo

Special thanks for to our Summer Intern from UC Riverside, Celine Hoang, for her help in identifying, researching, drafting, and fact checking this story!

Whether it’s offering rebates for energy-efficient upgrades or creating maps that reveal where energy use is highest, the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is playing a crucial role in helping cities, counties, and residents in the Bay Area increase energy efficiency and save money. The BayREN program is a whole portfolio of services offered …

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