NIFI Dialogue Series: How Do We Resolve the Housing Crisis?
More and more people across the United States are finding themselves without reliable housing.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs places shelter as a physiological need, otherwise known as a basic need. However, more and more people across the United States are finding themselves without reliable housing. This impacts those who wish to buy a house and those who wish to rent. Adjusted for inflation, homes cost more than ever, and housing construction has failed to meet demand. According to a 2023 CNN report, the U.S. housing market is short some 6.5 million homes. For those who wish to rent, the average renter in the U.S. is now paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing, while wages have failed to keep up amid rent hikes and a scarcity of affordable units. (The Hill, 2023) In some estimates, the nation is falling short of the demand for affordable housing by at least a million homes and rental properties. How do we ensure that we can house the growing U.S. population?
Join your fellow Arkansans for this important discussion in person at UALR Downtown at 333 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock or on Zoom.
Hosted by the Clinton School for Public Service, the Central Arkansas Library System, and the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute as part of the Kettering Foundation’s Partnership for Democratic Practices in Arkansas.
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