UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) conducted an empirical analysis of the Fruitvale Village in Oakland, California, a multi-dimensional Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the city’s largest Latino neighborhood. LPPI assessed various aggregate census tract socioeconomic outcomes to evaluate changes for those living within the Fruitvale Village TOD compared to those living in similar communities in the Bay Area and across California between 2000 and 2015.
LPPI found that the Fruitvale Village TOD increased the socioeconomic wellbeing of residents while preserving the area’s diverse racial/ethnic diversity. This analysis presents a novel case study into the role of TOD within Latino communities as states and local governments architect large-scale transportation projects and grapple with the housing affordability crisis.
The Latino Policy & Politics Initiative is a comprehensive think tank that addresses the most critical domestic policy challenges facing communities of color in states and localities across the U.S. Founded in spring 2017, the Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) is a joint partnership of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Division of Social Sciences. LPPI champions nonpartisan, evidence-based domestic policy solutions that improve the economic, political, and social landscape for California’s plurality and the nation’s new majority.