The Atlantic: From Houses to High Rises
The median price of a home in the United States has been rising for years, and the trend is expected to continue. For an entire generation, that means the American dream of homeownership seems increasingly out of reach. Housing affordability is no longer simply a challenge for low-income families, but for the middle class as well. How can communities address these challenges, ensure affordable housing, and bring home ownership within reach to more Americans? Rebecca Rosen, Senior Editor at The Atlantic, interviews Dr. Andrea Chegut, Director of the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab, Robert Dietz, Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders, and Nela Richardson, Chief Economist at Redfin, to discuss the state of the real estate market and the path to expanded access to affordable housing.