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Transit-Accessible Workforce Housing Opportunities in Atlanta

An applied research paper presented to the faculty of the school of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for master's degree in city and regional planning has been added to the Resource Center best practices data base.

Written in advance of the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) vote in Atlanta last year, "Transit-Accessible Workforce Housing Opportunities in Atlanta" explores how the balance between workforce housing and transit-accessible jobs in Atlanta might be improved.

The author performed a spatial analysis of housing and job characteristics around proposed transit lines in the TIA project list. Densities and ratios were analyzed to make observations about the nature of the connection between housing and jobs via transit. After an overview of other transit-oriented development funds in several cities across the United States, policy recommendations tailored to the unique characteristics of Atlanta are offered.

In Atlanta, the author concluded, affordable housing and transportation investment are not always well-coordinated, leading to inefficiencies and missed opportunities.

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