Long before COVID-19, there was an affordable housing crisis in the United States. And like many other inequities we face as a society, the pandemic has only served to exacerbate it. As people with the means and the flexibility to work remotely have left metro areas, rental prices for the high-end luxury apartments they once occupied have fallen. Meanwhile, at the other end of the housing spectrum people who have seen hours cut, lost wages, or lost jobs altogether have noticed an increase in rent. For more on this and what’s driving the inequity, we’re joined by Catherine Rampell, an opinion columnist for The Washington Post.

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