What The Health Crisis Tells Us About The Housing Crisis | KALW

What The Health Crisis Tells Us About The Housing Crisis

Mar 17, 2020

America is in a health crisis, but it’s also been in a housing crisis. For almost a quarter of renters, more than half of their income goes to their landlord. Eviction displaces a million households a year. About four million people spend at least three hours driving to and from work.

These issues are the backdrop of Conor Dougherty’s new book "Golden Gates: Fighting For Housing In America." In the book, he tackles the Bay Area housing crisis through a cast of characters, like politicians, developers, and tech workers. Dougherty is also a New York Times economics reporter. We talked about what happens to the housing crisis in a time of a health pandemic.

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