HousingLink's Interagency PartnershipsCorridors of Opportunity
A multi-agency regional planning consortium based on grants and funding for both the Living Cities Integration Initiative and a Sustainable Communities Grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HousingLink is among the number of local research partners providing quantitative measurement of access to housing, transit, jobs, and other indicators of social and economic equity.
One requirement of HUD's Sustainable Community Grant for the Twin Cities Metro area is completion of a regional Fair Housing Equity Assessment, to analyze impediments to fair housing choice, as defined by "opportunity areas." Similar to our work with Corridors of Opportunity, HousingLink is involved in an advisory capacity, and as a data contributor to this important work for our region.
Organized to align housing projects along the Central Corridor light rail transit line, this initiative is intended to produce and preserve affordable housing in the midst of community change that is the inevitable result of transit oriented development. The Big Picture Project is comprised of partners from various sectors including government, finance, development, and community. HousingLink serves in a technical advisory capacity, and contributed research to the consortium's Before The Train
Central Corridor affordable housing inventory report.Research ArchivehSum 2009
The last in a series of annual reports designed to represent a "whole" picture of subsidized rental, including both unit-based (subsidy stays with the property) and voucher-based (subsidy stays with the person) housing.