You live in a major city and have a great job. And you interact every day with service workers waiting on you in restaurants, handling your dry cleaning and other tasks. Have you ever stopped to wonder where they live in these metropolitan areas and how far they travel each day to get there? One of the biggest barriers to economic stability for families in the United States struggling to make ends meet is the severe shortage of affordable rental housing. And it’s getting worse. According to the report ‘The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes’ compiled by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the deficit is more than 7.2 million affordable homes. We discuss this issue with Sarah Mickelson from NLIHC about the report on this episode. You can find additional podcasts on this topic. We refer you to the ALICE episode #97 and episode #166 on housing segregation in America.