This study aims to answer several questions facing current-day affordable housing advocates as they try to focus increasingly limited resources on prevalent issues of housing affordability near transit. These questions include:
There is widespread awareness that public investment in a fixed-guideway transit system (a transit facility using and occupying a separate right-of-way) affects private properties near transit stations. People enjoy the extra accessibility created by transit, but also suffer from the undesirable externalities associated with living in transit-oriented development (TOD) areas. The relationship between fixed-guideway transit stations and the local real estate market is difficult to generalize, however, and depends on the context.
Residents United Network LA opened 2016 with a meeting with Molly Rysman, Homeless and Housing Deputy of LA County Supervisor Shiela Kuehl. Residents and staff from RUN LA partner organizations like East LA Community Corporations, Union Station Homeless Services, Skid Row Housing Trust, Corporation for Supportive Housing, and Downtown Women’s Center were present in the meeting.