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A Look At Shared Housing Today

Abstract illustration of two friends
Dawn Hudson

For much of the pandemic, the place we live and the people we live with have become our entire world.

Almost one in three Americans lives in a “doubled up” household: with other adults who aren’t their partner or college-aged child.

This hour, we talk about sharing living spaces.

Cost is a big factor in housing arrangements, but living with roommates also has social implications.

We want to hear from you. Do you live with roommates, or in a multi-generational household?


  • Kim Velsey - Reporter for New York Magazine’s real estate and design website, Curbed
  • Jennifer Molinsky - Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard
  • devin michelle bunten - Assistant Professor of Urban Economics and Housing at MIT

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.
Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of WNPR's popular talk show, Where We Live. She’s been a public radio journalist for more than 20 years covering everything from education to immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues to veterans' affairs and the military.