A Heavy Load: The Combined Housing and Transportation Burdens of Working Families

Publication Date: October 2006

Publisher: Center for Housing Policy (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Barbara J. Lipman

Research Area: Social conditions; Transportation

Keywords: housing; transportation costs; working families

Type: Report


Barbara J. Lipman is the research director for the Center for Housing Policy. In this report, analysis of 28 major metropolitan areas shows that, as working families move further from work to find housing they can afford, they end up spending as much, or more, on increased transportation costs as they save on housing.