Housing is not just a market commodity – it’s also a basic human need. It contributes to all aspects of social, community and economic life. In this episode, Steve and Corey are joined by Katherine McKay, senior program manager with the Financial Security Program at the Aspen Institute and lead author of the new report “Strong Foundations: Financial Security Starts with Affordable, Stable Housing.” Together, they discuss the report’s key findings, financial challenges and how society benefits when families have affordable, stable housing.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 - 11:00 – Key findings of the report
  • Chapter 2: 11:00 - 23:00 – Fundamental challenges
  • Chapter 3: 23:00 - 29:00 – Preservation, renters and rural markets
  • Chapter 4: 29:00 - end – Social benefits of stable, affordable housing

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