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Ask workers in Santa Barbara what their biggest struggle is, and there’s a good chance they’ll say it’s finding an affordable place to live. The numbers paint a troubling picture: The median home price is around $1-Million, and the rental market is 99.5% percent full.

So how did we get here? Is it the the rise of Airbnbs? The lack of student housing at Santa Barbara City College? Or, strict building codes designed to preserve Santa Barbara’s charm?

Join KCRW and the Santa Barbara Independent on Thursday, October 6th for a conversation about Santa Barbara’s housing crisis. We’ll hear from housing experts and local journalists as they try to answer a number of pressing questions, including: How do you keep a young, talented workforce in a place they can’t afford to live?

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6pm - Reception
7pm Sharp - Discussion & Live Broadcast begin
Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101