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

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

By moving farther away from their jobs in search of more affordable homes, Americans spend as much as or more on the longer commute than what they save in housing costs, a new report from the Center for Housing Policy finds. Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, A Heavy Load: The Combined Housing and Transportation Burdens of Working Families (32 pages, PDF) identifies trends in twenty-eight metropolitan areas and offers a number of policy recommendations to address the housing-transportation trade-off.