PBS NewsHour

Why a housing shortage means reduced wages for workers

Clip: 06/23/2016 | 8m 36s

According to a new report, more than 40 million American households are spending a third of their income on rent, and housing shortages in major cities such as New York and San Francisco may ultimately lead to billions of dollars in lost economic productivity. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports on the origins of the problem and why it has progressed to such a drastic level.

Aired: 06/23/16

Rating: NR

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