KUNM

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

Jul 8, 2015

People in Albuquerque are spending more of their paycheck​s​ on rent than ​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.

Guests:

·      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