Money Feels

43: Let's Talk About the Housing Crisis

October 26, 2023 Bridget Casey and Alyssa Davies Season 4 Episode 43
Money Feels
43: Let's Talk About the Housing Crisis
Show Notes

Is the housing market really in crisis? How do we fix this, and what can Canadians looking to buy — or looking to rent affordably — do? Let's discuss this and more in this week's episode of Money Feels! 

We're your hosts, Alyssa and Bridget. Welcome to the podcast, where we talk through our money trauma and create a better understanding of building a healthy relationship with finance.

In today's episode, we discuss the following:

  • Introducing the author of The Tenant Class, Ricardo Tranjan
  • Why he wrote the book
  • The argument for why there is NO housing crisis in Canada
  • The role of supply in the housing market
  • Problem-solving theories perpetuating the status quo
  • The term 'affordability'
  • Landlord profits and who landlords really are
  • Rent control — the realities of who benefits
  • Tenant advocacy and unions

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