Nowadays housing is treated more as an instrument for financial gain than a place for shelter. How has this way of thinking changed the market? In Homes or Cash Cows, Shelterforce explores what people mean when they talk about the “financialization” of housing, some of its causes and effects, and what housing advocates are trying to do about it. This Under the Lens series launched in August 2022 and ran for several weeks. Don’t miss a future series by signing up for our newsletter.