Common gets $7.35 million in funding to bring affordable, flexible housing to New York City

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Are you set up for success in 2016? Join 2,500 real estate industry leaders Aug. 4-7, 2015, at Inman Connect in San Francisco. Get Connected with the people and ideas that will inspire you and take your business to new heights. Register today and save $100 with code Readers. It seems obvious that housing affordability and availability in cities like New York, Washington, D.C., Boston and San Francisco make it challenging for recent graduates to find a place to live. Recent graduates and those just getting into the workforce may not be qualified to get an apartment in New York City, forcing them to find an apartment elsewhere or live with individuals they do not know. Brad Hargreaves wants to solve this problem. The co-founder of General Assembly, an institute for entrepreneurs and individuals seeking a nontraditional education, decided to launch Common because he knew many students and young professionals were struggling to find safe and affordable housing. Courtesy of Co...