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Moving to Work in the Bay Area

Low-income workers face multiple barriers to advancement according to a study by Reconnecting America with Urban Habitat and support from the Great Communities Collaborative.

Moving to Work in the Bay Area examines the critical role of transit - as well as development clustered around transit (TOD) - in linking low-income communities with career-ladder opportunities

The year and a half long project found that while low-income workers in the Bay Area face multiple barriers to career advancement, the economic and workforce development fields often overlook a key barrier for low-income workers: transit access. In turn, transit advocates often overlook the importance of job creation and training to building a stronger Bay Area economy as well as asset building.

Read more about the report in our Books and Reports article.