The Intersection of Transit and Housing Affordability: Engaging at all levels towards an equitable, sustainable, and connected Region.
Friday, September 22, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PDT
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What will it take in Orange County to implement a comprehensive commitment to build a transportation network and access to affordable and secure housing that serves all?
Housing and Transportations costs are on the rise. Residents in Orange County are acutely aware of this and many have relocated themselves and their families to new cities in search of more affordable housing. A new living situation, however, does not always equate to a new job, creating extended commutes exacerbated by the growing number of vehicles on the road.
Conversations about affordability in this region must include the realities of both housing and transportation. Many families are struggling under the weight of a heavy housing and transportation financial burden, leaving them with difficult choices about what to spend on food, clothing, child care, and other expenses.
Recently, municipal governments and organizations county-wide have begun forging a path towards integrated solutions. Given the magnitude of the challenges, a new conversation is needed among stakeholders from multiple sectors to better understand the connections, challenges, and opportunities that are possible when housing, transportation, and the economy are considered together.
This dicussion will provide attendees with relevant information and perspectives that help them understand how and why housing and transportation solutions are inseparable.
Marika Poynter, AICP
Starla Barker, firstname.lastname@example.org