Air Date: 04-19-2016
Today we take a look at how racism and economics combine to form a self-reinforcing legacy of unfair housing policies and practices that benefit the wealthy and disadvantage the poor
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 3: Song 1: Re-Write History - George Dobbs
Ch. 5: Song 2: Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
Ch. 7: Song 3: Gentrification - Oddisee
Ch. 9: Song 4: Rockin' the Suburbs - Ben Folds
Ch. 11: Song 5: City on a Hill - The Minor Leagues
Ch. 13: Song 6: (Ain't That) Good News - Sam Cooke
Ch. 14: Act 7: Urge Your Legislators to Increase Federal Resources for Affordable Housing via @SenatorCantwell and A.C.T.I.O.N (A Call to Invest in Our Neighborhoods) #LIHTC - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 15: Song 7: This fickle world - Theo Bard
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics
Ch. 21: Final comments on voting with a theory of change, Podcast Awards nominations and technical changes coming to the podcast feed
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone
Reach out to your legislators by phone, mail, email or social media and urge them to support Senator Cantwell and A.C.T.I.O.N.'s Campaign to Increase Federal Resources for Affordable Housing.
Go one step further and ask your legislators to deliver a report outlining the state of housing affordability in your state or district. Pass on the easy-to-read report "Addressing the Challenges of Affordable Housing and Homelessness: The Housing Tax Credit," recently released by Senator Cantwell, as an example.
Use the hashtag #LIHTC to discuss and promote the benefits of the LIHTC increase on social media.
Find and get involved in a local Community Development Corporation: http://community-wealth.org
If you’ve struggled with access to affordable housing or homelessness, consider sharing your story with Senator Cantwell so she can make the case for the LIHTC expansion on Capitol Hill: https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/affordable-housing-and-homelessness/form
Senator Cantwell and A.C.T.I.O.N.'s Campaign to Increase Federal Resources for Affordable Housing (via Cantwell.senate.gov)
For more affordable housing, expand tax credits, Cantwell says (via Bremerton Patriot)
Clinton, Sanders Outline Housing Plans (via Affordable Housing Finance)
Bernie Sanders' Last Word to New York Voters: The Democratic Candidate for President Lays Out His Affordable Housing Agenda (Bernie Sanders via The New York Daily News)
Hear the Segment in Context:
Episode #1007: "No Place Like Home" (History of Gentrification)
Written by Best of the Left Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman, with research assistance by city planning-expert listener Ryan Wozniak (Thanks, Ryan!)
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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