Building Capacity: Helping Communities Create Vibrant, Healthy and Economically Prosperous NeighborhoodsDecember 6, 2013
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Sustainable Communities Initiative offered support for sustainable development projects in cities and regions across the country. Grantees received access to capacity-building resources, including CNT’s team of technical experts, to help with implementation. Reconnecting America led the implementation efforts and compiled all of the resulting issue briefs [...]
In honor of our 35th anniversary, CNT staff compiled stories about our 35 most game-changing innovations. People, Places + Progress chronicles CNT’s growth in capacity, reputation, and impact. From the construction of solar greenhouses to grow vegetables in what we now call “food deserts” to the development of revolutionary energy efficiency programs. From the Location Efficient Mortgage® to the Surface Transportation Policy Project. [...]
Losing Ground: The Struggle of Moderate-Income Households to Afford the Rising Costs of Housing and TransportationOctober 17, 2012
Report draws the latest five-year data from the American Communities Survey and finds that for the average family in the 25 largest U.S. metro areas, any income gains made in the last decade have been erased—and then some—by the skyrocketing cost burden of housing and transportation combined.
Driving Up the Cost of Living: How Housing and Transportation Costs Pressure Economic Development in Northwest ArkansasAugust 23, 2011
This report examines the state of housing, transportation, and job access in Northwest Arkansas, which includes the four core cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers. The analysis is supplemented by findings from 23 interviews of business leaders, elected officials, municipal staff, and local advocates.
This study, written by CNT for the District of Columbia’s Office of Planning, customizes CNT’s H+T Index with localized data to examine how neighborhood characteristics across the region affect household transportation costs.
The Combined Cost of Housing & Transportation in the Chicago Metropolitan Region
Penny Wise, Pound Fuelish serves as a guide to CNT’s H+T Index (www.htaindex.org), which includes 337 U.S. metropolitan regions. The Index demonstrates that the way in which urban regions have grown in the last half century has had negative consequences for many Americans.
Beltway Burden: The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation in the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan AreaFebruary 9, 2009
This report provides a comprehensive examination of the cost of place in the Washington, DC, region, presenting a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction look at the combined housing and transportation cost burdens for households in the metropolitan area. Drawing on the latest research and methodologies, estimates of household transportation costs are used to develop a new way of looking at the [...]
As San Antonio continues to grow, it has the opportunity to develop in such a way that residents can reduce the environmental impacts of travel, while also reducing household transportation costs. This report provides information on the combined housing and transportation (H+T) costs in the San Antonio metro area, demonstrating that these two household expenses [...]
In a sustainable Fort Wayne, residents have the opportunity to reduce the cost and impacts of travel. This report provides information on housing and transportation (H + T) costs in Fort Wayne.