Continuing housing crisis: Ghost suburbs and empty real estate

The Takeaway

The housing crisis in the United States continues, leaving vacant lots around the country. Thomas Sugrue, history professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “The Origins of the Urban Crisis” talks with The Takeaway about the glut of vacant homes and the effects on the US psyche.


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