by Zach Vega
Friday, November 1, 2019

Episode 3 of LIAA’s "Welcome To" podcast features Dr. Noah Durst from Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design & Construction. Dr. Durst is one of a very small number of researchers seeking to quantify and understand the informal housing market in the U.S. Informal housing refers to the methods that families who are priced out of the formal housing market use to acquire shelter. For more information on Dr. Durst’s research visit and go to to listen this and past episodes. “Welcome To” can now be streamed on Spotify, iTunes or however you listen to your podcasts. Stay tuned for Episode 4, featuring Coleman Yoakum, a community leader who has dedicated his life to improving a City of Pontiac neighborhood.