Elizabeth Haney Research Associate, MassINC

Elizabeth Haney is a Research Associate working with Ben Forman and Tracy Corley on inclusive transit oriented development strategies in Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities. She is a Master’s of City Planning Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received her Bachelor’s degree in History from Boston College. She has worked at MassDevelopment with the Transformative Development Initiative team as well as at the Cambridge Housing Authority on their Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan. Prior to MIT she spent 5 years working on HomeKeeper, a Salesforce app program of Capital Impact Partners, and later Grounded Solutions Network. In her work on HomeKeeper, Elizabeth supported community land trusts, Habitat for Humanity affiliates as well as municipal housing departments in their work to steward permanently affordable homeownership units, as well as to measure their impact. Elizabeth trained HomeKeeper users as well as led software product development, including efforts to make HomeKeeper the first HUD certified housing counseling management system on Salesforce. Prior to her time working on HomeKeeper, Elizabeth was a Jesuit Volunteer working on climate change policy at the Center of Concern and as a homebuyer assistant at SHARE Community Land Trust in Leavenworth, WA.

ARTICLES By Elizabeth Haney

From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development

Transformative Transit-Oriented Development recognizes that equity is the key to transforming cities and towns in Massachusetts, and the country. In Massachusetts, a decades long economic boom has not always reached Gateway Cities, yielding uneven growth and investment that have deepened inequities across places, races, classes and cultures. The coronavirus pandemic has amplified these disparities. To

Prioritizing Equitable Growth Through Fare Policy

This policy brief explores the concept of fare equity and demonstrates why the current commuter rail fare structure makes train travel uneconomical for many Gateway City residents, especially those living in the immediate station areas. The brief also provides a deeper understanding of why affordable fares are a critical precursor for transformative transit-oriented development and

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