Why don’t more landlords take housing vouchers?

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There’s a nine year waitlist for public housing in Santa Barbara, and many private landlords don’t take housing vouchers, meant to subsidize housing costs for low-income residents. How did we get here, and should housing be considered a human right?

Credits

Guests:
Rob Fredericks - Executive director at the Santa Barbara Housing Authority, Frank Rodriguez - Social rights organizer at CAUSE

Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producer:
Kathryn Barnes