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Housing: It's About More Than Money

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Housing: It's About More Than Money

Housing: It's About More Than Money

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When economists and others talk about the housing market, they often focus on the cost of housing. But this market is about a lot more than money. Commuting, density, the size of the homes, whether they're in rural or urban areas, all these factors play into how our choice of housing affects our lives.

Today, Cardiff talks with Jenny Schuetz, a housing policy expert and a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings.

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