Sunday, April 12, 2009

Housing indicators results no surprise to council - Gazette

Takoma Park officials say study helpful in measuring city against other parts of council, but confirms what they already know

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Takoma Park residents have far lower incomes, on average, than residents in the rest of the county, although the city's abundance of affordable housing has allowed residents to remain living there, according to a report designed to guide policymakers and address problems in Takoma Park.

Preliminary findings from the Takoma Park Housing Indicators Project, conducted by a 12-person work group of local tenants, homeowners and real estate agents, examined housing affordability, quality, opportunity, neighborhood stability and accessibility to community amenities.

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