Preserving Affordable Housing Near Transit: Case Studies from Atlanta, Denver, Seattle and Washington, D.C. - Full Report
Regions across the U.S. are expanding public transportation systems to allow more residential choices, improve access to employment centers, reduce traffic congestion and lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions. These transit investments will increase property values in many areas, creating community development opportunities and challenges. By taking action to create or preserve diverse housing options near transit, community leaders and developers can ensure that people of all incomes can enjoy the benefits of these investments.
This report is designed to help community leaders, community development corporations (CDCs) and nonprofit affordable housing developers engage in preserving affordable housing near transit. This report describes ways in which four metropolitan areas are addressing preservation and identifies the strategies and tools communities can use to preserve affordable housing in transit-rich neighborhoods. The study focuses on four metropolitan areas with current commitments to expand transit service: Atlanta, Denver, Seattle and Washington, D.C.