Do you use the H+T Index? If so, we'd love to hear from you!
As we make plans regarding future updates to the data and functionality in the Housing + Transportation Affordability Index tool, we’d like your feedback on what’s most helpful in our new survey. It should take no more than 10 minutes.
Traditionally, a home is considered affordable when rent or mortgage costs consume no more than 30% of household income. But this measure misses a key cost: transportation. How much does it cost to travel to and from everyday destinations?
The combined costs of housing and transportation offer a more comprehensive view of housing affordability. When transportation costs are added to the equation, the number of affordable neighborhoods (in yellow) declines.