The Lowdown — San Francisco Affordable Housing Gap

This The Lowdown — San Francisco Affordable Housing Gap activity & project also includes:

House the resource in your lesson plans. Scholars first explore housing affordability by using minimum wage data and local rent data, along with the assumption that rent comprises 30 percent of wages. They then use an interactive to investigate affordable housing in San Francisco.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a real estate agent to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners must have familiarity with calculating percentages
  • Instructors should research local housing prices before class
  • Resource is one installment of an informative series, The Lowdown: Real-World Math
  • Provides an optional extension activity
  • Includes printable handouts for the lesson
  • Scholars not living in the San Francisco area may not find the interactive to be of interest
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