We all know that house prices and rents are skyrocketing. Randy Shaw is a San Francisco-based housing activist who shows that even socially progressive cities are seeing housing costs that are pushing poor and working people out.
Case in point: San Francisco. But for many years, The Bay Area's stratospheric housing costs have increased prices in other markets, like southern Oregon and northern California, as Bay Area residents cash out and move north.
Shaw's new book, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, details the process and offers strategies for helping lower income Americans cope with insane housing costs.
The author joins us.