Recent reports in theNew York Daily NewsandThe Atlantic falsely assert that living in a modern micro-apartment causes substance abuse.

Lost in these articles is that the micro-units are being created to fill a real and growing demand for them due to housing crises that exist in most thriving cities — and personal lifestyle preferences.

Anyone familiar with the Citizens Housing and Planning Council’s (the authority on housing and demographics in New York City for more than 70 years) “Making Room” report and recent exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York would know that regulations designed to prevent small-space living are now contributing to the housing shortage.

Read in Huff Post.