Schleicher on the History Behind Millennial Villages

In a Boston Globe column on millennial villages, or housing with shared living spaces, Professor David Schleicher discusses the disappearance of rooming and lodging houses across the country.


David Schleicher, a George Mason University law professor who studies urban economics and local government regulation, says that, across the country, progressive reformers, who considered poverty to be a disease, targeted rooming houses as a way to address it.

It takes a ‘millennial’ village to get cheap housing in Boston, Boston Globe, March 24, 2015. By Dante Ramos.