Chapter 2: Housing

The Bay Area faces a housing crisis decades in the making. To accommodate a growing population — expected to reach 10 million by 2050 — more housing will need to be built throughout the region.

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Chapter 2: Housing

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Where housing is built, and in what form, can impact the greatest challenges facing the Bay Area today, including housing unaffordability, exclusion from opportunity and greenhouse gas emissions.

Plan Bay Area 2050 promotes stable and affordable housing that all Bay Area residents can rely on. The plan’s housing strategies aim to protect and preserve affordable housing, spur housing production for residents at all income levels, and create inclusive communities.