Downtown Housing 2 – Affordability

Place, density, travel & household budgets.

Driving takes a large bite out of household budgets.

Place, density, travel & household budgets.

Car use goes down — and household budgets get a boost — in urban places. As density goes up, places are more likely to have walk-to conveniences and decent travel service. Because they are mixed use and are better served by transit, downtowns present exceptional opportunities for lower-income and working class households. Adapted from research by John Holtzclaw.

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