Report: Affordable Housing in Jeopardy Along Proposed Purple Line

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A new study by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth and the advocacy group CASA states that stakeholder intervention is crucial to preserving affordable housing along the proposed Purple Line light rail corridor, particularly in areas like the immigrant-heavy Langley Park, Maryland. The study, “Preparing for the Purple Line: Affordable Housing Strategies for Langley Park, Maryland,” looked at the people and economy of this mostly-immigrant community at the edge of Prince George’s County and how it would fare once the new public transportation project was completed. Read the full report here.


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Posted on January 24, 2017 by Maggie Haslam