Integrating Climate Adaptation / Resilience Into Your Housing Element



Association of Bay Area Governments/Metropolitan Transportation Commission (ABAG/MTC)




This collection of 5 resources and 1 webinar presentation are part of the Regional Housing Technical Assistance Training series co-produced by the Association of Bay Area Governments/Metropolitan Planning Commission (ABAG/MTC) and the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) in 2021. The webinar presented ways to integrate climate adaptation and resilience into Housing Element updates. The presentations offer ways to reduce housing risks from wildfire, flooding, earthquakes and other climate impacts with presentations from OPR and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Staff from ABAG/MTC presented a 4-step approach to integrate resilience into a housing element update process, and developed a companion 4-step approach, complete with a starter instruction guide.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme heat Extreme storms Flooding Sea level rise Temperature Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 1: Define, Explore, and Initiate Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

Resource Type Tags

Communication or educational material Data and tools Planning and policy guidance


Extent: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, Sonoma County


Last updated: July 14, 2024