Research Projects

Research Projects

Affordable Housing Funding Gap Analysis
The Affordable Housing Funding Gap Analysis estimates the subsidy gap for the development of affordable housing throughout the nine-county Bay Area. The report was completed by Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) as part of the Regional Prosperity Plan Consortium’s Housing the Workforce Initiative.

Development Tracking “Dashboard”
The Regional Prosperity Plan Consortium provided funding to ABAG for the initial scoping and feasibility assessment for an open-data, up-to-date, regional database tracking tool for real estate development projects in the Bay Area.

Economic Prosperity Strategy
The Economic Prosperity Strategy developed by SPUR is the framework and strategy for the economic development portion of the Regional Prosperity Plan. The report assesses the region’s labor market, examines issues and barriers to advancement, identifies industries and occupations of opportunity, and proposes a range of strategies to guide lower wage workers into middle-wage jobs.

Fair Housing and Equity Assessment
The Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA) is a requirement of the HUD Sustainable Communities Grant program. The report was completed by ABAG and analyzes impediments to fair housing in the region.

Job Growth, Housing Affordability and Commuting in the Bay Area
The Regional Prosperity Plan Consortium provided funding for researchers at the University of California, Davis to analyze the links between job growth and housing affordability across wage levels and affordability thresholds in the region.

Regional Early Warning System for Displacement
The Regional Early Warning System for Displacement (REWS) is a project of the Center for Community Innovation at University of California, Berkeley to develop and implement a regional system to identify and track local communities that are likely to experience gentrification, putting low-income residents and local businesses at risk of displacement. Regional Prosperity Plan funds were allocated to support the participation of grass-roots level community-based organizations (including Chinatown Community Development Center, Marin Grassroots, Causa Justa::Just Cause, Peninsula Interfaith Action, Monument Impact and Working Partnerships USA) in the REWS, and hire a coordinator (Urban Ecology) to manage communications and coordination among project partners and the CBOs.

Service Sector Worker Transit Needs Assessment
This study provides an assessment of the transit needs of low- and moderate-income (LMI) service workers who live in San Francisco and commute to jobs in the South Bay. The study was funded as part of the Regional Prosperity Plan Consortium’s Equity Initiative.