H+T has been developed as a more complete measure of affordability beyond the standard method of assessing only Housing Costs.
By taking into account both the cost of housing as well as the cost of transportation associated with the location of the home, H+T provides a more complete understanding of affordability.
Dividing these costs by the representative Income illustrates the Cost Burden placed on a Typical Household by H+T expenses.
While housing alone is traditionally deemed affordable when consuming no more than 30% of income, CNT has defined an affordable range for H+T as the combined costs consuming no more than 45% of income.
< 45 %
45 + %