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Posted on December 16, 2006
Housing and Transportation Burdens for Working Families
By moving farther away from their jobs in search of more affordable homes, Americans spend as much as or more on the longer commute than what they save in housing costs, a new report from the
Center for Housing Policy
finds. Funded by the
A Heavy Load: The Combined Housing and Transportation Burdens of Working Families
(32 pages, PDF) identifies trends in twenty-eight metropolitan areas and offers a number of policy recommendations to address the housing-transportation trade-off.
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