Ep 18 – A House is not a Home

Have you noticed housing prices going up? Are you finding it harder and harder to take hold of the American dream of homeownership? It’s not just you. In this episode, Delina and Erika are talking about current housing insecurity and how it’s impacting Black people all over the country.

Homework

Be vigilant. What’s going on in your metro-area? How is the city addressing issues of homelessness and affordable housing? What sorts of “middle class ideas” are preventing meaningful change? 
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Start a conversation. Talk to your friends who want to buy a house and haven’t been able to. Ask them what the barriers are. Understand how these issues are affecting real people in your circle.

Receipts

Opinion: These numbers prove African-Americans still haven’t recovered from the financial crisis
Author: Vincent Adejumo
Date: February 9, 2019

Los Angeles is quickly becoming a place exclusively for the white and rich
Author: Jacob Woocherate
Date: November 7, 2017

African American families are being squeezed out of the housing market, and it’s getting worse
Author: Zlati Meyer
Date: October 16, 2019

The New American Homeless
Author: Brian Goldstone
Date: August 21, 2019

15 Examples of ‘Anti-Homeless’ Hostile Architecture That You Probably Never Noticed Before
Author: Saoirse Kerrigan
Date: May 22, 2018

Homeless denied social housing for being too poor, study says
Author: Patrick Butler
Date: September 17, 2019

How Homeless Shelters Affect Property Values
Author: Azi Paybarah
Date: September 25, 2019

Left with Nothing
Author: Michael Sallah, Debra Cenziper, Steven Rich
Date: September 8, 2013

Defending Our Neighbors Who Live in Encampments
Author: DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Date: September 25, 2019

Why Housing Policy Feels Like Generational Warfare
Author: Alexis Madrigal
Date: June 13, 2019

Locked out of L.A.’s white neighborhoods, they built a black suburb. Now they’re homeless
Author: Gale Holland
Date: September 8, 2019

Selfie of white joggers in African American neighborhood sets off debate, and quest for understanding
Author: Angel Jennings
Date: March 10, 2017

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