Connecting Housing, Transportation and Jobs
Shimberg Center researchers recently presented a series of papers on the use of the GIS-based Affordable Housing Suitability Model to evaluate new and existing affordable housing sites in terms of their access to jobs and transit, driving costs,physical environment, and neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics. Download the reports: an overview of the AHS model, an evaluation of transit accessibility of affordable housing in the Orlando area, and an analysis of jobs-housing spatial mismatch.
Incomes and Rents in Florida's Affordable Housing
A Shimberg report discusses tenant incomes and rents in subsidized rental housing. It finds that in units with monthly rental assistance from HUD and RD, half of tenants have incomes below $10,000, and many pay less than $200 per month for rent and utilities. In other affordable housing properties such as Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments, average incomes are higher ($20,000- 30,000 per year), and tenants often pay $600-1,000 per month. Download the Tenant Characteristics Report.