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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It’s Past Time to Repeal Article 34

CALCOG support Senator Allen’s SCA 1, which would authorize voters to repeal Article 34 of the state constitution that requires voter approval of public funded affordable housing rental projects.

CVAG Program Houses Homeless First

A 63-year-old woman who’s lived on the streets for six years battling chronic health issues is connected with a caseworker, a doctor and ultimately finds a home in a senior living apartment. A man who became homeless after a family dispute is connected to social services, reunites with his daughter and finds stable housing. An …

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A Roundabout Way to Affordable Housing

Tulare County Association of Governments plays an important supporting role for award-winning (and grant-winning) affordable housing projects that integrate transportation and transit elements into the project, including a critical roundabout in the City of Lindsay.

TOAH-WARD A New Housing Solution

Affordable housing near rail line

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) created a new revolving loan program—called the Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing (TOAH) Program—that provides early loan financing for affordable housing projects that are well-located in transit-rich areas.

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