Evaluating The Elements Of Tnds And Tods May Have For At Risk Populations

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Currently the entities developed to increase the success of at-risk populations in San Antonio are dependent upon local, state, federal, and private funding. Research shows that stable housing is an essential part of creating a positive and fluid transition. Although the federal and state governments have created legislation and programs to assist state and local governments ability to provide services for at-risk populations, they are not complete. As a part of community development, Traditional Neighborhood Developments (TNDs) and Transit-Oriented Development (TODs) have been used to revitalize the neighborhood/community through the enhancing the built environment. The idea is that by enhancing and transforming one’s physical environment, you are creating an environment that promotes and nurtures healthy, sustainable, and affordable living. Aside from those services devoted to alleviating current community afflictions, this paper illustrates the possible benefits that combining the elements of TNDs and TODs may have for at-risk populations. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this exploratory study is to demonstrate the use of green, affordable, housing as a way to provide at-risk populations with a community of their own but at the same time assisting them in establishing stability. I review current literature that explores affordable, green, and transit-oriented housing. I then highlight the examples of green affordable housing, transit-oriented housing, and how integrating the

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