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As a rising number of Americans face joblessness and homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what can be done to ensure housing stability? Emily Hamilton, Research Fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, proposes that market-based solutions like zoning reform are an evergreen solution to building affordable housing. We talk repurposing unused commercial space for housing, the ins and outs of converting a basement to an ADU, and why Emily is very pro-renter. Plus, we debut a brand new game of “or” (Alleys or rooftops? Jane Jacobs or Marc Jacobs?), discuss why the RV is summer’s hottest new accessory, and the pros and cons of quarantining in a ghost town out west. Follow Emily on Twitter at @ebwhamilton and follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show, give us a good rating, and send an email to email@example.com to suggest a guest or send effusive fan mail.