Housing and transportation costs stretch household budgets

Aug 09, 2023
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Commuting to work Kansas City Plaza area

The location of affordable housing is an essential part of the equation to ensure a prosperous region for all residents. The existing mismatch between where jobs and affordable housing are located means the cost of commuting is a necessary expense for households across the region. These costs impact every household in the region, but disproportionately affect moderate- and low-income households. Beyond choosing to live near where one works (which is not always feasible), there are few options available to reduce this expense.