TOPIC: Community Development
TYPE: Research Report
DATE: February 2011
AUTHOR: Robert Hickey, Marin Program Manager, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
DESCRIPTION: This report focuses on the impact of the affordable housing shortage in Marin County on traffic and air pollution (specifically greenhouse gases). The author concludes that a lack of affordable housing stock causes a majority of the county’s workforce to reside outside of the county, increasing commuting times, congestion, and air pollution. This report links the mutually supportive goals of achieving both sustainable and affordable communities.