Research Report Year 1 Evaluation of the PRO Neighborhoods Purple Line Collaborative
Peter A. Tatian, Leiha Edmonds, Mychal Cohen, Jein Park, Mary Bogle
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In 2019, the Purple Line Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Collaborative received a JPMorgan Chase PRO Neighborhoods award. The Purple Line Collaborative is made up of three community development financial institutions (CDFIs): Enterprise Community Partners, the National Housing Trust, and the Latino Economic Development Center. With the PRO Neighborhoods grant, the three CDFIs are focused on lending to develop and preserve affordable housing and small businesses along the Purple Line light rail line that is being built in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, to connect communities in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. In 2020, the Purple Line Collaborative accomplished several key objectives for developing and preserving affordable housing and small businesses along the transit corridor.

Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Housing
Tags Job opportunities Housing affordability Wealth inequality Washington, DC, research initiative
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV