Where people live is central to how they live; it can affect financial, social, and bodily health. Consumer's largest expenditure is on their housing, which is not only the hub of daily activities, but also a status symbol, and a reflection of culture and personality. My research interests include the meaning of home, social capital, housing careers and residential mobility. The study of housing is a corollary of my interest in homelessness, where displacement, loss, precarious housing, squatting, or community vulnerability can be precursors to broad instability and street dwelling.

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