The Housing Market and Immigration
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Immigrants, including illegal ones, are good for the housing market.
We’ll hear why reducing immigration could be bad for real estate in
Encino and Beverly Hills. Also tonight, there’s a lack of healthy food
in LA’s inner city because there’s a lack of supermarkets. Can farmers’
markets provide a boost for public health as well as a way to get the
obesity epidemic under control?
A Farmers’ Market in Watts – How About a Supermarket? ()
Fresh fruit and vegetables are vital for good nourishment, but they’re sold mainly in supermarkets. LA County has an average of one supermarket for every 18,000 people, but in South LA it’s just one for every 28,000.
- Pompea Smith: Executive Director of Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles
- Maxine Liggins: Medical Director for the Los Angeles Department of Public Health in Watts
Are Immigrants The Cornerstone of the Housing Market? ()
The slump in the housing market is a threat to the economy as a whole. What’s keeping the bottom from falling out is the increased purchasing power of immigrants. That’s according to a study by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, which says both legal and illegal immigrants are buying the low cost homes that keep values up, even in places like Beverly Hills.
- Dowell Myers: USC professor of policy and planning
- Geoff McIntosh: Broker and Owner of Main Street Realtors in Long Beach
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