The Mismatch Between Jobs and Housing

A regional housing study that the First Suburbs Project advocated for was completed and released by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission in early spring of 2012. The report concluded that many of the region’s largest employment centers are located in growing suburbs, in places that lack both affordable housing opportunities and transit access. In contrast, places where affordable housing is concentrated struggle to raise adequate revenue to provide a quality education, invest in infrastructure repairs and meet other public service goals.