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Alternative housing- New York edition

When they hear about New York and housing in the same sentence, most commoners imagine a Manhattan skyline with a modern interior and a posh life. However, not many New Yorkers actually live like this. Many live in ordinary homes, with normal views and pretty standard lives. And then there are some that are in a whole other ball game.

Alternative housing is something that started out of sheer need and lack of a classic home. When people lost their homes during the Great Depression, this form of living came to be. Today, even though still present, it’s not only out of need that this type of housing continues to exist. Considering that so many different people live in the “Big Apple”, alternative housing New York takes many different shapes and forms today.