Housing

ABAG Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program continues March 9

The ABAG Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program continues a multi-part training on March 9, 2021 with "Creating Capacity: An Overview of the Sites Inventory." The training series is for local planning and housing staff focused on Housing Element updates.

The training series identifies key Housing Element topics that local staff must start early in the process. Each training will be a live and interactive webinar, with geographically based break out groups and opportunities for questions and answers. 

The sessions will be recorded and made available for subsequent streaming as part of a Resource Library on the Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program website.

Sessions will be held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m., through August.  All workshops in the series are eligible for American Planning Association Continuing Education Credits.

Click here for the currently scheduled webinars in the series.

Future sessions include:

  • Using Data Effectively in Housing Element Updates – ABAG’s Housing Needs Data Packets and Accessing the U.S. Census
  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: The Nuts and Bolts with HCD
  • How to Talk About Housing: Data-Driven Lessons on Housing Messages that Work and Those that Backfire
  • New Elements: Safety and Environmental Justice – nuts and bolts technical breakdown
  • Engage How To! Introduction to Online Meeting Tools
  • How to do Integrated Planning: EJ and Safety Elements  *Co-hosted with California Office of Planning and Research
  • How to Work with Advocates
  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Getting Conversational
  • HCD emerging topics - pro housing opportunities, and new legislation
  • Tips for Certifiable Success – Advice from the Pros * Co-hosted with HCD

ABAG is also partnering with HCD on additional sessions including:

  • Open office hours
  • Two trainings over the summer for Planning Commissioners & Elected officials
  • A special session on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

 

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