Research Tags: Transportation

Preserving Opportunities: Saving Affordable Homes Near Transit

Reconnecting America and the National Housing Trust identified federally assisted affordable housing located in close proximity to existing or proposed public transportation in 8 cities for analysis: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, New York City, Portland, St. Louis, and Seattle.

Parking Requirement Impacts on Housing Affordability

Since parking costs increase as a percentage of rent for lower priced housing, and low income households tend to own fewer vehicles, minimum parking requirements are regressive and unfair. Various parking management strategies can increase affordability, economic efficiency and equity.

Driving to Opportunity: Understanding the Links among Transportation Access, Residential Outcomes, and Economic Opportunity for Housing Voucher Recipients

This research focuses on three areas: (1) the sorting of housing choice voucher recipients into different neighborhoods and variation in neighborhood sorting by automobile ownership, (2) the role of transportation in voucher users’ residential choices, and (3) how transportation access and residential location choice influence economic opportunity.

America in 2015

America in 2015 is based on a nationwide survey of 1,201 adults conducted during January 2015. Survey responses are categorized by generation as well as by ethnicity, income, and location. The responses are weighted to be representative of the U.S. population. The report builds on findings from America in 2013, published by ULI in May 2013.

Creating Connected Communities

This guidebook is intended to provide elected officials, city staff members, community leaders, and other decision makers in small and mid-sized cities with a menu of strategies for improving the transportation choices available to low- and moderate-income households.

AARP Livability Index Tool

An interactive, easily navigated website, the AARP Livability Index allows users to compare communities, adjust scores based on personal preferences and learn how to take action to make their own communities move livable.

H + T Affordability Index Tool

By taking into account the combined costs of housing and transportation associated with the location of the home, the Center for Neighborhood Technology's interactive H+T Index provides a more complete understanding of affordability.

Beltway Burden

The Beltway Burden report, from the Urban Land Institute, Center for Housing Policy, and Center for Neighborhood Technology, looks at the "cost of place” in the Washington, DC, region.