Transit-Oriented Development

Investing in Strong Communities

Equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) projects through Community Vision improve the lives of low income people and create healthier, financially strong and culturally vibrant communities by locating affordable housing and community services near public transit. Many low income people spend a disproportionate share of their income on costs related to housing and transportation. TOD helps alleviate this burden by reducing people’s reliance on cars and putting jobs, schools, grocery stores and other services within easy reach of home and near transit centers.

Bay Area Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Fund

The Bay Area Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing (TOAH) Fund is a $50 million collaborative public-private initiative created to encourage inclusive transit-oriented development in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. This groundbreaking effort by Community Vision and our partners will provide financing to promote the development of affordable housing, as well as critical services near public transit hubs.

Fund Sources

The TOAH Fund was seeded with an initial $10 million investment from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The fund partners were able to use these local funds to leverage an additional $40 million in private capital to support equitable Transit-Oriented Development from six local community development financial institutions (CDFIs), banking institutions and local and national foundations.

Fund Products

The Bay Area TOAH Fund offers a wide range of attractive financing products to developers and government entities for housing and mixed use projects near transit lines throughout the nine-county Bay Area. Borrowers can access predevelopment, acquisition, construction, mini-permanent and leveraged loans for New Markets Tax Credit transactions.



Bay Area TOAH Fund Overview

Bay Area TOAH Fund Eligibility Map

Term Sheets

Bay Area TOAH Fund Project Loan Term Sheet – Acquisition

Bay Area TOAH Fund Project Loan Term Sheet – Construction Bridge

Bay Area TOAH Fund Project Loan Term Sheet – Construction-to-Mini-Perm

Bay Area TOAH Fund Project Loan Term Sheet – NMTC Leveraged Loan

Bay Area TOAH Fund Project Loan Term Sheet – Secured Predevelopment

Developers interested in applying for financing from the TOAH Fund can download an Affordable Housing application or contact Ross Culverwell, Director of Lending for more information

Fund Partners

  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Great Communities Collaborative
  • Ford Foundation
  • Living Cities
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • Citi Community Capital
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Enterprise Community Loan Fund
  • Low Income Investment Fund
  • Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Community Vision
  • Opportunity Fund
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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