Alex Schwartz

Alex Schwartz

Alex Schwartz is professor of urban policy at the The New School.

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Commentary: Why building more homes won’t solve the affordable housing problem

By: and - November 16, 2021

Even before 2020, the United States faced an acute housing affordability crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic made it a whole lot worse after millions of people who lost their jobs fell behind on rent. While eviction bans forestalled mass homelessness – and emergency rental assistance has helped some – most moratoriums have now been lifted, putting […]