The Bay Area has some of the highest housing costs in the nation, and the construction of affordable housing has long fallen short of regional needs. One way to help solve this problem is to build more housing near transit services for lower- and moderate-income residents. MTC in 2016 launched a study to assess the potential for transit-oriented housing development on parcels that are:
Owned by public agencies
Located in Priority Development Areas and within a half-mile of rail stations or along select bus corridors
Suitable for development of new housing affordable to residents with middle- and lower-income jobs.
MTC in September 2018 finalized an action plan for the Public Lands Study, with a downloadable database of the nearly 700 publicly-held parcels identified and an interactive Web map. Visit the site at https://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/focused-growth-livable-communities/workforce-and-affordable-housing.