WHAT DO TRANSIT AGENCIES NEED, WHAT CAN THEY DO, FOR EQUITABLE TOD? By Linda Wheaton, HCD NPH’s June Brown Bag Workshop, presented by Linda Wheaton from HCD, Heather Hood of Enterprise, Abby Thorne-Lyman of BART, and Nathan Landau of AC Transit highlighted that ridership and revenue are top transit agency priorities. Affordable housing is a studied means to increase ridership. Examples of stakeholder-identified needs prioritize the customer experience with service integration, bus rapid transit, pedestrian & bicycle access improvements, transit-oriented development (TOD) and passenger information systems. Panelists noted the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts program includes provisions in both the land use and…
Check out NPH’s latest AB 2135 Fact Sheet for more information on: utilizing public land for affordable housing production, background details on the State Surplus Land Act, how AB 2135 amended the statute, and what you can do to make sure that these laws regarding public land are followed!
On Thursday, January 28th, the BART Board of Directors voted 6-3 to adopt a policy that requires that 20% of all housing developed on BART land must be affordable to very low and low income households!
On Thursday, April 7th, the VTA Board of Directors took action to adopt a strong Affordable Housing Policy (AHP) that will govern the disposition of VTA-owned land. This impactful policy will increase the stock of housing and affordable housing, and sets a positive example for other agencies to emulate.