Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Grant Projects

At the April 15, 2021 BPAC meeting, Julieth Ortiz and Yvonne Chan, OaktDOT Transportation Planners, provided an update of existing AHSC projects and an overview of the proposed projects OakDOT is currently considering for Cycle 6. The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) is administered by the Strategic Growth Council and implemented by the California Department of Housing and Community Development. AHSC is one of the CA Climate Investments programs whose goal is to integrate affordable homes and sustainable transportation.

Overview

AHSC is a State “Climate Investment” Program to fund affordable housing + sustainable transportation to direct investment towards the most disadvantaged communities in the state and maximize economic, environmental, and public health benefits.

Active AHSC Projects

1173 units — $11 M
Benefits include:

  • bike education
  • transit passes
  • workforce development

Proposed Projects for Cycle 6 AHSC

Longfellow (RCD)

  • 77 units
  • 100% affordable
  • $12M AHD
  • $7M STI
  • $1M TRA
  • ($1M OakDOT)

Lake Merritt Senior Housing (EBALDC)

  • 97 units
  • 100% affordable
  • $20M AHD
  • $7.3M STI
  • $1.5M TRA
  • ($1.3M OakDOT)

Presentation

One thought on “Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Grant Projects

  1. It would be good to see more priority given to funding pedestrian safety improvements near the vicinity of the affordable housing projects. There will likely be many more pedestrian trips from these developments. Identify the safety hot spots and focus resources on those locations. Pedestrian scale lighting, curb bulb outs, restriping cross walks, mid-block pedestrian crossing refuge islands (concrete, not paint) along MLK to BART and along Macarthur Blvd. Telegraph Avenue from 29th to Macarthur is a funded and fully designed HSIP project ready for construction, approved by City Council. Why put more money into that project? Same for 14th Street, a project mired in delays and pushback from the local businesses.

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