Report: Affordable housing needed in areas with transit access to jobs

Neighborhoods across much of the central Washington region have excellent transit access for getting residents to jobs, but housing costs may make those areas unaffordable to many workers, according to a new report.

Eighty-eight percent of residents in the Washington area live in neighborhoods with access to transit of some kind, according to the report, slated to be released Friday from the Brookings Institution.

But the authors say local leaders need to do better at coordinating land-use, housing and transit planning to create denser concentrations of transit-accessible jobs and housing at all affordability levels. The report also urges more development around underused Metro stations such as in Prince George’s and in the eastern portion of the District.

Washington Examiner

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One response to “Report: Affordable housing needed in areas with transit access to jobs

  1. 88% of the people with some kind of transit is a very high percentage. These kinds of issues will pop up all over and people just have to decide how to deal with it. Chances are not everyone is going to be close to public transit.

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