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!