What Business Can Do For Affordable Housing
Colleen Briggs on affordable housing in the Washington D.C. area
This article was originally published by The Washington Business Journal.
For workers across the D.C. region, getting to and from work can be a job in itself. According to U.S. Census data, the nation’s capital ranks second among U.S. metro regions in the length of the average daily commute, behind only New York City. The main reason why D.C. has earned this dubious distinction? A lack of affordable housing connected to good jobs.
This isn’t just a problem for workers; it has huge repercussions for employers and the regional economy. It’s also a problem that can be addressed through innovative solutions that help put affordable housing in reach for more low- and middle-income workers.