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'Where We Call Home': An On Point Special Series

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Calling all On Point listeners.

In March, On Point co-host Meghna Chakrabarti will lead a special four-part series to explore the changing landscape of neighborhoods across America — how economic, social, aesthetic and political forces all factor into where and how we choose to live.


Here's what's coming up:

Part I — The Affordable Housing Crisis Across The U.S. (March 4): Tracking the need for affordable housing. What makes areas unaffordable? Where are residents supposed to go when tech companies move in and affordable housing is at stake?

We also explore "middle income housing," a new moniker of note.

Part II — We'll Pay You To Move Here, But Work From Home (March 11): It’s a movement: states, cities and towns are looking for new blood. A new generation of workers whose jobs are remote. The pitch: "We’ll pay you to move here, but it’s with a caveat that you must already have a job and work remotely there — from here."

Part III — Renting Vs. Buying. How Important Is Owning A Home? (March 18): Is home ownership still the American Dream? Where you call home can impact your financial future. Is owning a home an investment or a liability? We'll take a look at the pros and cons of renting or buying your primary residence.

Part IV — A Closer Look At Small-Town Living (March 25): Do you cherish living in a small town? Or maybe you don't live in a small town, and you’re frustrated by your daily commute, you cringe at the real estate prices in the big city or you are simply intrigued by the lifestyle and neighborhoods featured on shows like HGTV’s "Home Town" set in Laurel, Mississippi.


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