April 14, 2015

Untapped Resources: NPH’s Latest Research Publication

“Untapped Resources, Potential Bay Area Sites for Affordable Transit-Oriented Development”, NPH’s latest research publication, identifies former redevelopment properties as potential resources for the development of affordable transit-oriented development (TOD).  NPH and our partner Seifel Consulting Inc. developed this report by considering a variety of development factors, including property size, land use designation, area planning goals and zoning. Given the broad range of sites identified, the best evaluation tool was determined to be a set of maps that display property sizes and…
June 23, 2015

Housing + Transit

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…
July 21, 2015

SAHA’s Lakeside Grand Opening

Celebrating the grand opening of Lakeside Senior Apartments, which provides 92 affordable, one-bedroom apartments for low-income, and formerly homeless seniors, close to public transit and downtown amenities with a view of the beautiful Lake Merritt.
July 29, 2015

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Bay Area Forum

At the end of June, the Strategic Growth Council announced awards for the first round of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, which is funded through Cap and Trade auction proceeds. MTC and ABAG are convening a Bay Area forum on the AHSC program.