The New York Times: Why don’t people who can’t afford housing just move where it’s cheaper?

The New York Times, May 15, 2018: Why don’t people who can’t afford housing just move where it’s cheaper?

Many San Francisco renters I met while reporting an article on affordable housing lotteries had responded to the region’s housing crisis by putting up with great discomfort: They crammed in with family; they split apartments with strangers. Some even lived out of their cars.

Why, lots of readers wanted to know, didn’t they simply move away instead?

 

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