Transportation and Housing Coordination

The Transportation and Housing Coordination Workgroup, led jointly by CalSTA and the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, provides a formal structure for the coordination of transportation and housing programs and policy, consistent with Administration policy and in fulfillment of the requirements of Senate Bill 1039 (2012).

Recognizing there are important connections between housing and transportation in the areas of policy, planning, and operations, this effort fosters the continued development of strong partnerships among state housing and transportation functions. Successful coordination will help achieve state and regional planning priorities regarding housing and transportation to maximize co-benefits of transportation infrastructure and housing investments. State priorities in this area have been broadly defined in statute and executive orders to include improved transportation accessibility and safety, increased availability of affordable housing, improving social equity, economic prosperity, sustainable land use planning, improved public health, achievement of the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, and adaptation to a changing climate.

Transportation and Housing Coordination Workgroup Charter (PDF)

Anti-Displacement Subcommittee of the Transportation and Housing Coordination Workgroup

The Transportation and Housing Coordination Workgroup has an anti-displacement subcommittee. The subcommittee, as called for in the 2021 Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI), is exploring potential actions to address direct and indirect displacement in the CAPTI transportation investment programs. Co-led by CalSTA and the California Air Resources Board with interagency membership, the subcommittee identified a suite of anti-displacement strategies that could be promoted via scoring and evaluation criteria in state funding program guidelines. 

In alignment with CAPTI, this work acknowledges that transportation investments have at times displaced and divided low-income people and communities-of-color from other non-low-income, non-communities of color, and informed planning decisions that created concentrated areas of poverty and pollution burden. This displacement happens both directly through impacts on property by physical projects, and indirectly through cost pressures on surrounding communities brought forth by new investment in historically underinvested communities. As communities are impacted by displacement, the results can extend beyond the physical or built environment and further diffuse a community’s ability to self-organize or represent themselves in transportation investments of today. The CAPTI planning process identified transportation-planning actions to realize California’s commitment to social and racial equity and repair harms to public health and the general well-being of historically disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. To that end, this work requires early involvement of these communities in decision-making around transportation investments to avoid placing new or exacerbating existing burdens on these communities, even if unintentional.

Recommendations on anti-displacement are presented in the finalized memo accessible through the following link. Please note that Appendix 1 of the draft memo includes a supplementary inventory of anti-displacement strategies.

Interagency Housing and Transportation Work Group Anti-displacement Memorandum (PDF)

CalSTA accepted
 written comments on the draft memo from February 2 to March 27, 2024.  Through the engagement and outreach process, CalSTA received supportive and clarifying feedback from stakeholders and partners, enriching the final document.  The subcommittee appreciates input received.