As part of our Student Voices collection, Margaret Rowley shared a first-hand experience with the American housing shortage in her current hometown of New York City. “I can think of few things as anxiety provoking as trying to find an affordable, safe and desirable apartment in a city where there is a shortage of housing,” she states. Americans have built “location bubbles” and are moving at the lowest rate on record, exasperated by the lack of construction to meet demand. A blend of short-term regulation changes and long-term insight begin to point society in the right direction towards change.
Published on September 21, 2018