A Model Housing Transportation Plan
The purpose of this study was to bring transit-oriented development planning together with affordable housing planning through the development of an implementable Model Housing Transportation Plan. The plan, with input from local, regional and federal planning, housing and transit agencies and other stakeholders, is unique to the site for which it was developed; however, it is intended to serve as an illustrative model for planning professionals, community advocates and community-based organizations in other jurisdictions with similar contexts. It endeavors to advance the nation’s understanding of the need for affordable housing near transit and to promote strategies and tools to empower stakeholders to implement housing transportation station area plans that benefit the entire region. And finally, it seeks to demonstrate how federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Housing (HUD) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) can work together to support local and regional efforts to develop coordinated housing and transportation plans.