Lakeland Currents: Baby Boomers and the Rural Housing Supply
Season 8, Episode 2
Lakeland Currents host Ray Gildow welcomes Ben Winchester from the Extension Center for Community Vitality, University of Minnesota, to discuss Baby Boomers and the rural housing supply. The discussion around workforce housing shortages is a narrow view of a complex continuum of residential housing dynamics. The baby boomer generation recently began expressing their residential preferences across America and the implications for rural communities can be profound. As rural communities have a greater proportion of those in this demographic group, we must explore the supply challenges, as well as the demand opportunities, this trend presents for small towns and rural places over the next 20 years.