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  • 1. Housing & Transportation Cost: Applications in Planning
    Art Rodgers
    Senior Housing Planner
    September 27, 2011
    Using Data to Improve Transportation Accessibility and Reduce the Combined Costs of Housing and Transportation
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities:
    2011 Learning Conference on State and Local Housing Policy
  • 2. Expanding the Definition of Affordability
    September 27, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    2
    Transportation Costs
    < 15%
    Housing Cost
    < 30%
    Suburban
    to
    Urban
    Combined
    Costs
    < 45% of
    Income
  • 3. Transportation Costs Vary by Location
    September 27, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    3
    6 Neighborhood Variables
    Residential Density
    Gross Density
    Average Block Size in Acres
    Transit Connectivity Index
    Job Density
    Average Time Journey to Work
    Diversity of Land Use
    Land Use Access via Transit
    3 Neighborhood Variables
    Household Income
    Household Size
    Commuters per Household
    Source: Center for Neighborhood Technology
    Car Ownership
    Car Usage
    Public Transit Usage
    Total Transportation Costs
  • 4. September 27, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    4
    Model Outputs & Results
    Average Monthly
    Housing Costs
  • 5. Model Outputs & Results
    September 27, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    5
    Average Monthly
    Transportation Costs
  • 6. September 27, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    6
    Average Monthly H+T Costs
    as a Percent of
    Area Median Income (AMI)
    AMI = $87,623
    Model Outputs & Results
  • 7. H+T Index Expanding the Definition of Affordability
    September 27, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    7
  • 8. Bringing It all Together
    September 27, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    8
  • 9. Applications
    September 27, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    9
    Region Forward 2050 & Council of Governments
    Target: By 2020, the housing and transportation costs in Regional Activity Centers will not exceed 45 percent of area median income
    Household Travel Survey comparison
    Arlington County
    Include combined housing & transportation cost into the county’s demographic profile of neighborhoods.
    Columbia Pike streetcar land use and housing study.
    WMATA
    Inclusion in the “Business Case for Transit” Study
    Urban Institute & DC Office of Planning
    Foreclosures and Transportation Costs
  • 10. Applying the H+T Scenario Tool in DC
    September 27, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    10
    St Elizabeth’s Area 2010-2020
    2,165 New Households
    17,917 New Jobs
    Streetcar Line
    Results
    Autos/Household -61%
    VMT -42%
    % Transit Use +36%
    Transportation Cost -51%
    Housing Cost?
  • 11. September 27, 2011
    Solutions for Sustainable Communities
    11
    Thank You!
    Questions?
    Art Rodgers
    Senior Housing Planner
    art.rodgers@dc.gov