Priced Out: Persistence of the Workforce Housing Gap in the Washington, D.C., Metro Area

Priced Out: Washington DC Metro

Published: 2009

Priced Out: Persistence of the Workforce Housing Gap in the Washington, D.C., Metro Area

Despite recent shifts in the regional housing market, land values and home prices in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area remain unattainable for a large potion of workforce households. While the metro area as a whole experienced an increase in affordability over the past few years, this study finds the workforce households-those with incomes 60 to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI)—are priced out of rental and for-sale housing proximate to major employment centers.

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