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Three Reasons for the Housing Shortage

Three Reasons for the Housing Shortage

Update: 2021-07-3014
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America's housing shortage has been decades in the making. A lot of people blame Baby Boomers — but is it really their fault? We unpack three big reasons for the shortage. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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Gatita Vaughan

the average number of homes owned by an individual boomer is certainly greater than the average number owned by a millenial. This is a huge factor in my hometown where over 75% of homes are rentals (in owned by people who do not live in them, usually boomers) and rarely come onto the market. this massively decreases supply and increase demand and cost. It's a behavior most prevelant in the boomer generation (currently) and is a huge contributing factor to housing prices and homelessness. I can't help but notice this wasn't touched on here.

Jul 30th
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Three Reasons for the Housing Shortage

Three Reasons for the Housing Shortage

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