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Preservation of Affordable Homes Near Transit Toolkit

This toolkit outlines how community-based organizations and advocates for equitable transit-oriented development can work together with local jurisdictions to assess the risk of losing existing affordable homes both a property and a neighborhood level, and to take concrete steps to reduce the negative impacts of transit oriented development on existing low-income communities. The toolkit also describes the specific mechanisms that jurisdictions can use to make preservation and anti-displacement efforts more successful. Many of these are already being employed in Bay Area cities and offer real-world models for jurisdictions without these tools.

The main sections of this toolkit are as follows:

  • How to assess the risk of existing rent-restricted properties at risk of losing their affordability
  • How to identify priority preservation areas
  • What policies, procedures and actions cities can use to preserve affordable homes near transit