Paycheck to Paycheck

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Compare median home values and median rents with median household incomes, by various occupations, across various regions in the Commonwealth.

                View paycheck to paycheck information for: 
                            Boston
                            Cambridge
                            Springfield
                            Worcester 

 

  

 


Housing and Transportation Affordability Index

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Map the combined housing and transportation affordability index for your community. 
How much are your combined H&T costs?

                View housing and transportation affordability in:
                        Boston
                        Springfield
                        Worcester  
 

Housing and Transportation Calculator

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Look up your neighborhood characteristics, community patterns, housing and transportation cost and connectivity based on your address.

 

 

 

 

                

 
 

Walk Score

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Map the walkability of your community using walk score.

                View the walkability of: 

                      Boston
                      Cambridge
                      Springfield
                      Worcester

 

 

 

    
 

Bike Score

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Map your community's bike score.

                View the bike score for: 
                        Boston

 

 

 

 

  
 

Abogo

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Look up transportation cost estimates, including the impact of changing gas prices, for your address and community.

                View transportation cost estimates for: 
                        Boston
                          

 

 

 

  

HousingPolicy.org Toolkit

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The HousingPolicy.org website provides various tools for addressing community housing needs.

               

 

 

 

 

 
  


Priced Out - Urban Land Institute (ULI) Publication

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Learn more about workforce families and individuals priced out of the Greater Boston housing market and the negative impacts that are a result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boston Regional Challenge - ULI Publication

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Learn more about the Boston Regional Challenge of housing and transportation costs for families and individuals living and working in the region.

 

 

 

  
  

Planning Ahead for Growth Online Mapping Tool

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Use this interactive map to overlay state priorities, including, but not limited to Chapter 40R districts, Chapter 43D districts, Priority Development Areas and Priority Preservation Areas, with projects going on in your community and region.

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Online Mapping Tool

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Use the Department of Housing and Urban Development's online mapping tool to overlay data on housing, economic development, transportation and demographics. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors’ Institute on Community Design

Scott Bernstein July 25 Presentation Housing and Transportation pdf format of    Scott Bernstein July 25 Housing and Transportation  file size 8MB

Secretary Bialecki July 25 Presentation Planning Ahead for Housing pdf format of    Secretary Bialecki July 25 Planning Ahead for Housing

Jeff Lubbell July 25 Presentation Understanding Roles pdf format of    Jeff Lubbell July 25 Understanding Roles

Lynn Ross July 25 Presentation Workforce Housing and Economic Competitiveness GenY pdf format of    Lynn Ross July 25 Workforce Hsg and Economic Comp

Will Fleissig- PART 1: A developer's "back-of-the-envelope-notes" - Presentation from July 25, 2012  pdf format of    Fleissig, Part 1 of 4: Developer's notes - July 25 2012  file size 8MB

Will Fleissig- PART 2: A developer's "back-of-the-envelope-notes" - Presentation from July 25, 2012  pdf format of    Fleissig, Part 2 of 4: Developer's notes - July 25 2012  file size 5MB

Will Fleissig- PART 3: A developer's "back-of-the-envelope-notes" - Presentation from July 25, 2012  pdf format of    Fleissig, Part 3 of 4: Developer's notes - July 25 2012  file size 6MB

Will Fleissig- PART 4: A developer's "back-of-the-envelope-notes" - Presentation from July 25, 2012  pdf format of    Fleissig, Part 4 of 4: Developer's notes - July 25 2012  file size 9MB

 

Transit-Oriented Development Tool kits, Presentations and Educational Materials

National

Center for Transit-Oriented Development

Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide, Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development

HUD Transit-Oriented Development Toolkit

State

Massachusetts Smart Growth/Smart Energy Toolkit: Transit-Oriented Development Module

Local

Association of Bay Area Governments

Living Cities TOD Toolkit Presentation, A Webinar for Living Cities' TOD Learning Community, Stephanie Pollock, Northeastern University and the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

Los Angeles Transit-Oriented Development Toolkit

Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington

Twin Cities Transit-Oriented Development Toolkit