Beltway Burden: The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation in the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area


Publication Date: February 2009

Publisher: Center for Housing Policy (Washington, D.C.) ; Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing; Center for Neighborhood Technology (Chicago, Ill.)

Author(s): Center for Neighborhood Technology (Chicago, Ill.) ; Center for Housing Policy (Washington, D.C.); Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing

Research Area: Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: District of Colombia

Abstract:

This report documents the challenges faced by working families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area who are forced to "drive ‘till they qualify" for housing, incurring higher transportation costs that eventually erode their housing cost savings.