Maya Insidioso-Tucker researched the topic of the housing shortage in America, and provided some alarming facts as part of her Student Voices Scholarship Essay. With statistics that include 9.5% of all US households and 26% of all renter households considered “extremely low-income,” there are essentially 11.2 million households that fit into this category; only 35 affordable homes are available for every 100 extremely low-income household. Society has changed to the degree that millennials are living with parents longer, adults are living with roommate longer to spare expenses, and more people are turning to the “tiny house” movement. The question is whether this is preferred or forced.
Published on September 27, 2018