Humanizing the Housing Crisis

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the current housing market and its challenges through someone else's perspective.
  • Consider incorporating anecdotal information into daily practice.
  • Speak from a more informed position regarding the impacts of housing trends on different socioeconomic groups.

More Course Details

California, like many places in the United States, is facing a housing crisis. The lack of low-income housing, both rental and for sale, has altered the everyday living conditions for different socioeconomic groups, including minorities, young families, senior citizens, millennials, and others.

This course focuses on millennials. The speakers are millennials facing decisions on, among other things:

  • Where to live (The hometown? Near families? Near work? Another city altogether? Abroad?)
  • Whether to buy or rent (if either option is feasible)
  • The thought that they may never own a home (intentionally.)

These issues have been faced by every generation, but because millennials are the group poised to have the largest impact on the housing market in the coming years, it is important to understand the motives and conditions impacting their decisions.

The course draws comparisons to previous generations and examines how their solutions dovetail with today's trends and possibilities.