The Mismatch between Housing and Jobs: A 2011 Update and Discussion on Achieving Balance

Jan 01, 2012 | by
  • Description

The overall goal of this report, initiated in FY 2010 for the Southeastern Pennsylvania counties and expanded in FY 2011 to include the region's four Southern New Jersey counties, is to assess the region's current housing stock, evaluate the balance between jobs and housing, identify potential alternatives for achieving a better regional jobs/housing balance, to promote socioeconomic balance and diversity throughout Greater Philadelphia. The report begins with an assessment of the region's housing stock, including an inventory of existing public and assisted housing. The study continues with a discussion of current federal and state housing-related programs, policies, and initiatives that are thought to have influenced residential development patterns.