- API data.bayareametro.gov | Last Updated 2019-07-15T20:43:07.000Z
In order to fully assess housing development spatial patterns ABAG collects residential building permits issued from jurisdictions throughout the Bay Area. This information, collected annually, includes the location, building type, and affordability levels of the units, enabling users to answer questions like how much housing was permitted within a jurisdiction, on Housing Element Sites or in Priority Development Areas (PDAs) by year and at what affordability levels, which neighborhoods are growing the most and the least, and whether or not housing was permitted on sites identified by the jurisdiction in its housing element. This table contains the attributes for residential building permits issued in the San Francisco Bay Region from 2014 through 2017. The information was gathered by surveying the region's 101 cities and 9 counties. They were asked for the Annual Housing Element Progress Report they submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and permitting spreadsheets that contained location information. After the permit information was compiled, each jurisdiction was sent a copy of their list to verify the accuracy of the list and provide them with an opportunity to comment and make corrections.