Need #2: Provide Better Transit Options Linking Affordable Housing and Jobs | CapMetro Engage

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Need #2: Provide Better Transit Options Linking Affordable Housing and Jobs

 

Employment opportunities continue to increase within and adjacent to the Blue Line Corridor.

2010-2040 Population Growth Surrounding the Blue Line

Population Growth Table

Area 2010 2015 2020 2040 Percent
Growth
Blue Line Corridor 96,317 114,384 132,526 184,127 91%
City of Austin 777,711 876,776 976,180 1,314,551 69%
Travis County 1,001,490 1,125,640 1,250,211 1,709,791 71%
CAMPO Region* 1,675,419 1,978,341 2,282,118 4,005,843 139%

Source: CAMPO 2040 Plan population datasets

Low Income and Zero-Car Households along the Blue Line

Low Income Households Map

Source: American Community Survey 2017

Affordable Housing Units along the Blue Line

Affordable Housing Map

Source: Austin’s Affordable Housing Inventory (NHCD, March 2019); CoStar Market Rate Data (NHCD, March 2019)

Access to jobs is encumbered by the lack of affordable housing and viable mobility options. 

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