September 18, 2019

Unison's Affordability Report in the Atlantic

In prior generations, buying a home was considered the chief symbol of the American Dream—and this dream was often aided by states and cities. However, due to factors like housing scarcity in major U.S. cities, many millennials have been excluded from this so-called American dream—San Francisco being the perfect example. The Bay Area has enjoyed a significant increase in jobs without the same growth in home inventory causing an even higher barrier to purchase a home. The Atlantic explores the impact of existing housing policies that were implemented decades ago, alongside proposed policies by younger generations, resulting in generational warfare.

Read the full article “Why Housing Policy Feels Like Generational Warfare” in The Atlantic which cites several key housing statistics provided by Unison’s Home Affordability report.