Affordable Housing in Unaffordable Times

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LA’s housing shortage threatens the city’s economy. Just 11% of Angelenos can afford a median-priced home, which means long commutes or moving to another place. Mayor Villaraigosa wants 200 million a year in city money to help subsidize 20,000 units for the poor and the middle class. Will upper income homeowners have to pay part of the tab? Will they have to share their neighborhoods? Will the plan generate needed private investment in the midst of the credit crisis?
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Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton