This report, researched and written by staff at the Center for Neighborhood Technology, Reconnecting America, and Strategic Economics — working together as the Center for TransitOriented Development — makes a substantial new contribution to our knowledge base regarding mixed-income, mixed-race housing. We now know, via this report, that there are ample opportunities for the creation of mixed-income, mixed-race housing in transit zones. Demand for transit-oriented housing is projected to soar over the next twenty years. Locating mixed-income housing in these particular settings carries the remarkable advantage of permitting residents to stretch their budgets because transit use can lower transportation costs substantially.
The report outlines the benefits of mixed-income transit-oriented developments and the challenges to seizing the mixed-income TOD opportunity, and makes a set of practical recommendations to create more mixed-income, mixed-race housing in transit zones.
This report deserves to be widely read. I am hopeful that it will generate substantial interest among developers, transit system operators, local government and community leaders in mixedincome, mixed-race housing in transit zones.