Housing and transit go hand in hand. The housing crisis in Pittsburgh is pushing more and more residents, particularly low income and black and brown residents, out of the city into transit deserts. The isolation of being in far-flung communities without any means to transport adds to the trauma of displacement and is unacceptable.
Pittsburghers for Public Transit is working to push the Port Authority of Allegheny County and the City to adopt policies to prevent displacement, including mandatory inclusionary zoning, and particular emphasis on affordable housing around transit-oriented development (TOD) sites.
Transit justice and housing justice cannot be separated, and displacement must be halted and the harm redressed if we really are to be a city for all.