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Why Do We Spend So Much On Rent In New Mexico?

Washington and Jefferson College

People in Albuquerque are spending more of their paychecks on rentthan ​people in places like New York ​and​ San Francisco​. We'll look at why people in the Duke City, and in parts of northern New Mexico, are spending so much on housing. ​Do you spend a large chunk of your ​paycheck​ on ​rent​?​ ​How does this impact your household budget? We'd like to hear from you! 

Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, or call in live during the show.


·      Monica Abeita, Senior Policy and Program Advisor at the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority

·      Moises Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning at UNM

·      Felipe Rael, Executive Director of the Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership

Ed Williams came to KUNM in 2014 by way of Carbondale, Colorado, where he worked as a public radio reporter covering environmental issues. Originally from Austin, Texas, Ed has reported on environmental, social justice, immigration and Native American issues in the U.S. and Latin America for the Austin American-Statesman, Z Magazine, NPR’s Latino USA and others. In his spare time, look for Ed riding his mountain bike in the Sandias or sparring on the jiu-jitsu mat.
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