The Affordable Housing Crisis

Raphael W. Bostic & Housing Affordability

Throughout the country, Americans are moving into the cities, and construction isn’t keeping up. Rents are rising faster than incomes. Housing costs are eating away an increasing share of the average family’s budget. Without sufficient renewal, the existing housing stock is aging, and the quality is declining. Affordability has reached crisis levels.

In this episode, we confront the crisis with Raphael W. Bostic.

Professor Bostic holds the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC, where he is also the Chair of the Department of Governance, Management, and the Policy Process. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Related Reading

“Preserving the Supply of Affordable Housing: The MacArthur Foundation’s Window of Opportunity Initiative” by Heather L. Schwarz, Raphael W. Bostic, Richard K. Green, Vincent J. Reina, Lois M. Davis, and Catherine H. Augustine

“Preservation of Affordable Rental Housing: Evaluation of the MacArthur Foundation’s Window of Opportunity Initiative” by Heather L. Schwarz, Raphael W. Bostic, Richard K. Green, Vincent J. Reina, Lois M. Davis, and Catherine H. Augustine

“The Other Housing Crisis: Rental Housing” by Raphael W. Bostic, Robin Hughes, and Tony Salazar

“The Biggest Issue That No Presidential Candidate Is Talking About” by Raphael W. Bostic

“When Your Livelihood Is Too Far Away: Housing as a Platform to Jobs” by Raphael W. Bostic

“Substandard Housing: The Choice No American Should Have to Make” by Raphael W. Bostic

“A Lifetime of Homes: Lessons from a Career in Housing Policy” by Raphael W. Bostic

 

 

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