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TitleThe Affordability index: A New tool for measuring the true affordability of a housing choice
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PublisherBrookings Institution
DateJanuary 2006
Pages24 pp.
DescriptionThis index from the Brookings Institution’s Urban Markets Initiative quantifies the impact of transportation costs on the affordability of housing choices and the savings derived from living in “location efficient” communities.  It highlights the results from testing the index in a seven-county area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. To demonstrate the usefulness of this tool at a neighborhood level, the report presents the effect of transportation and housing choices on three hypothetical low- and moderate-income families in each of four different neighborhoods in the Twin Cities.
Filed inTransportation > Planning
TopicsHousing, Transportation
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