This Action Guide was designed as a tool to help community advocates, practitioners, intermediaries, and jurisdictions in their efforts to foster mixedincome transit oriented development (TOD). The term “mixed-income TOD” is shorthand to describe a set of goals that includes the provision of a mix of housing choices, affordable to a range of incomes, for people at different stages of life within a specific transit district (or transit zone). This guide has been organized to lead the reader through three key steps with the ultimate objective of generating a greater and more comprehensive understanding of the housing needs in a specific transit district and of the range of tools that can be employed to achieve the goals of mixed-income TOD. These steps include:
1. Outlining the data needed to assess the need, challenges, and opportunities;
2. Directions to sources of that information, and guidance on how that data can be organized and analyzed
3. Guidance on how to select which tool, or sets of tools, that are most appropriate for the specific conditions of the transit district.