The phrase “location efficient housing” refers to housing stock that is located near resources that decrease automobile dependence: public transit, employment centers, corner shops, and more. A decrease in car dependence, in turn, makes the housing more affordable by putting more money in families’ pockets.
The National Housing Trust and LISC, along with the HUD Housing and Transportation Affordability Initiative, are presenting a webinar on Expanding Affordability through Preservation and Location Efficiency on Friday, June 8th at 1pm EDT. In addition to a more detailed description of why the amount of money going to household transportation and housing costs should be a going national concern, particularly for low-income families, the webinar will feature “new planning tools being developed by HUD and DOT: the Location Affordability Index and the My Transportation Cost Calculator, which are being designed to help developers, consumers, and policy-makers make more informed decisions about where to build and live.”
- “Representatives from the Manhattan Strategy Group, the lead contractor for the Initiative”
- “Center for Neighborhood Technology, the creator of the H+T® Affordability Index, the launching point for HUD’s Location Affordability Index“
- “The National Housing Trust, which has compiled several reports addressing the need to incorporate housing preservation into transit-oriented developments”
To join the webinar and add the event to your calendar, click here. If you work on housing affordability, transit access, or a host of related issues, this information will definitely be of interest to you!