Research Report Year 2 Evaluation of the PRO Neighborhoods Purple Line Collaborative
Mary Bogle, Peace Gwam, Jein Park, Tanay Nunna
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In 2019, the Purple Line Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Collaborative received a JPMorgan Chase PRO Neighborhoods award to support equitable development in the communities surrounding the proposed Purple Line light rail line, which will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County and connect the Maryland sides of the Green, Red and Orange lines. After the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in year 1 of the grant, the Purple Line Collaborative was able to make substantial progress in year 2, meeting or exceeding several goals for preserving and expanding small businesses and affordable housing in the Purple Line corridor. Successes such as the Montgomery County Housing Partnership development and assisting small business owners in accessing capital, as highlighted in this report, are important indicators of the work’s impact.

Research Areas Housing finance Housing Race and equity Land use Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Greater DC
Tags Housing affordability Public and private investment Housing finance data and tools Multifamily housing Credit availability Community and economic development Infrastructure Job opportunities Racial inequities in neighborhoods and community development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Research Methods Performance measurement and management
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV