Check out the latest article in the Across Generations: Young and Old Series on PlannersWeb. The article is by my co-columnist Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur and titled, “Housing for Older Adults — Location, Location, Location.” As the title suggests, the article is on housing for older adults. My reaction after the article discusses the issues that Jennifer raises from the perspective of younger adults.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation have launched the Location Affordability Index! It builds on the efforts of the Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Housing and Transportation Index. The new Location Affordability Index has downloadable data, and a number of different “resident profiles” that estimate housing and transportation costs for different types of people (beyond just average residents).
The tool is going to be an important policy tool when making decisions about housing development and how to deploy transportation funds. It also gives people a better estimate of what housing and transportation cost in their neighborhood. Check it out!