Can Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Boost Economic Mobility and Minimize Displacement?

Apr 3, 2019
How Housing Matters for The Urban Institute
Public transportation provides critical connections to jobs, education, and health care, especially for low-income families without a vehicle. But improving transit access can be a double-edged sword. Although low-income riders are the most dependent and reliable transit users, investments in public transportation can increase land values and attract new development catered to high-income earners, ultimately displacing the households that would benefit most from improved access.
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