America is in the midst of a housing shortage. Affordable housing options are shrinking, and there is an ongoing spike in housing costs. For many people, the rollercoaster housing market and US housing policy are a cause of instability.
Expensive housing also drives increasing economic and racial inequality and worse health outcomes. Meanwhile on any one night, there are over half a million Americans who are unhoused, and millions more live, if not on the streets, then on the edge of homelessness.
This is why the Guardian is publishing Through the roof, a year-long series about how the dream of finding an affordable home to rent or buy has come to seem so unattainable.
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(And thanks to our New York-based reader Giorgi Toreli for inspiring our series name.)
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