Compare median home values and median rents with median household incomes, by various occupations, across various regions in the Commonwealth.
Map the combined housing and transportation affordability index for your community.
How much are your combined H&T costs?
Look up your neighborhood characteristics, community patterns, housing and transportation cost and connectivity based on your address.
Map the walkability of your community using walk score.
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Map your community's bike score.
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Look up transportation cost estimates, including the impact of changing gas prices, for your address and community.
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The HousingPolicy.org website provides various tools for addressing community housing needs.
Priced Out - Urban Land Institute (ULI) Publication
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
Learn more about the Boston Regional Challenge of housing and transportation costs for families and individuals living and working in the region.
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.
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
Transit-Oriented Development Tool kits, Presentations and Educational Materials
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
Great Communities Collaborative, The San Francisco Foundation and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)