America in 2013: A ULI Survey of Views on Housing, Transportation and Community

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America in 2013: A ULI Survey of Views on Housing, Transportation and Community

  1. 1. PCRG Community Development SummitPittsburgh, PA I May 21-22, 2013
  2. 2. ABOUT THE TERWILLIGER CENTEROur MissionExpand housing opportunity by leveragingthe private sector and other partners tocreate and sustain mixed-income, mixed-use urban and suburban neighborhoods.Our Work• A multifaceted program of work organizedinto four broad categories: (1) researchand education; (2) publications; (3)outreach and recognition; and (4)convenings.• Primary focus on state, regional and localprograms/policies.
  3. 3. PARTNERS AND GOALSPartners• Joint Effort: Terwilliger Center &Infrastructure Initiative.• Survey Partner: Belden RussonelloStrategists LLC.Goal• Inform the housing, transportation,and land use conversation with newdata.
  4. 4. OBJECTIVES• American’s satisfaction with theircommunities, housing andtransportation.• What they want for themselvesand their families.• Interest in compact development.• How demand varies bygeneration.
  5. 5. METHODOLOGY• Nationwide survey of 1,202 adults• Conducted January 16- February 3,2013• 47 Questions + Demographics• Survey conducted by live interviewerson landlines and cell phones.• Margin of sampling error is plus orminus 2.9 percentage points at the95% confidence level.
  6. 6. QUALITY OF LIFE IN COMMUNITYCurrentlyProspectively63%19%17%Staying about thesameGetting better49%38%7%5%Very satisfiedSomewhat satisifed
  7. 7. WE’RESATISFIED, BUT…SATISFACTION WITH COMMUNITY FEATURES
  8. 8. WE LIKETRANSIT(IF WEHAVE IT)
  9. 9. LURE OF HOMEOWNERSHIP REMAINS71% believe “buying a home isprobably a good investment for me.”Especially true for:• Incomes greater than $75K (87%)• College graduates (80%)• Generation X (79%)
  10. 10. THE LURE OFHOMEOWNERSHIP IS STILLSTRONG
  11. 11. LIKELY MOVERS EXPECTING TO OWNWITHIN 5 YEARS56%26%15%3%48%47%67%15%14%2%73%25%Current ExpectedSingle-family homeApartmentDuplex, rowhouse, ortownhouseManufactured ormobile homeOwn
  12. 12. HOW WE MOVE IS CHANGING
  13. 13. HOW WE MOVE AT LEASTONCE A WEEKAmong the general population:• 91% go somewhere by car, truck, ormotorcycle• 44% walk several blocks or more• 11% take public transit• 14% ride a bike
  14. 14. JUST AMONG COMMUTERS…WHO USESPUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?11% of all commuters take publictransportation:• Big city residents (32%)• African Americans (32%)• Latinos (20%)• Incomes under $25K (24%)• Generation Y (18%)• Singles (21%)• Northeast residents (21%)
  15. 15. RENTERSMATTER
  16. 16. A NATIONON THEMOVE
  17. 17. PREFERENCES FOR CITY LIVING
  18. 18. MOVERSWANTCOMPACTDEVELOPMENT TOO
  19. 19. WAR BABIES (67-82) &SILENT GENERATION (83+)Most likely to…• Stay in their current homes• Want to live in walkableneighborhoods• Want to be close to healthservices, friends and family, shoppingand entertainment• Live alone
  20. 20. BABY BOOMERS (48-66)Unlikely to move soon, but when theydo, they want to…• Live in a smaller home and have ashorter commute• Be close to parks and open space• Have space between them and theirneighbors• Live where the homes are similar
  21. 21. GENERATION X (35-47)Many anticipate moving in the next 5years, when they do, they are…• Unlikely to move to mixed usecommunities• Likely to buy a single-family homeThis generation is the most likely to…• Have children under 18 living athome• Be married• Be highly educated
  22. 22. GENERATION Y (18-34)Most likely to…• Live in mixed-use communities• Be unsatisfied with where they livecurrently• Move within the next five years• Move to a walkable community withpublic transit options
  23. 23. THANK YOU!Lynn RossEmail: lynn.ross@uli.orgPhone: 202-624-7046Twitter: @mslynnross or @ULIHousingFull survey results, video, blogs:http://www.uli.org/communitysurvey

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