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The Transit Oriented Communities program allows for large housing development projects near transit lines — if developers keep some units affordable for people of lower incomes.  https://lat.ms/2EAo4ob 

Since the TOC program launched, developers have proposed more than 12,000 units, including at least 2,300 homes kept affordable for lower-income households.

Below is a rendering for a Toluca Lake building proposed through the program.

Projects are scattered throughout L.A., but the most popular neighborhoods are Koreatown, Westlake, Palms and Sawtelle — areas with access to light rail or the subway.  https://lat.ms/2EAo4ob 

Housing advocates praise the TOC program for reserving below-market homes for the very poorest. And as projects rise, L.A. is making progress toward its goal of putting housing in locations near bus and rail lines.  https://lat.ms/2EAo4ob 

Not everyone is on board with the Transit Oriented Communities program.

Some low-income advocates are worried developers are demolishing older rent-controlled buildings to build new ones. Do you have thoughts about the program? Let us know below:  https://lat.ms/2EAo4ob 


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