Air Date: 12-23-2023
The housing crisis is at a worse point than at any time in recent history. Solutions are available and require political will to bring into reality but because the problem is now so widespread, we may actually be able to take action that would have been untenable before.
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Shaun Donovan is the CEO and President of Enterprise Community Partners. We discuss how the deeply entrenched housing crisis has become worse in recent years and the multiple strategies to make home and community places of pride, power, and belonging.
On this week’s show, Fanta — a reporter for WNYC’s Radio Rookies — speaks with residents, organizers and officials as she tries to find out what this program means for families like hers.
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Rachel Cohen describes how the US housing crisis came to be and how it can be solved.
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MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)
The architect Peter Barber has been winning awards for turning tiny patches of land into innovative estates and houses, designed not just to be beautiful – but to foster a sense of community too.
Bonus: Why North America Can't Build Nice Apartments (because of one rule)
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions)
Description: Photograph of newly built, colorful single-family row houses.
Credit: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development archive, License: Public Domain
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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