|Emily posed questions to panelists covering a variety of housing affordability issues. How did we get to this crisis? How have policy changes impacted access to affordable housing? What are some solutions and resources that we already have in place but that are underutilized and threatened? What should the next president do in their first 100 days in office to significantly increase affordable housing for the lowest-income people? The panel shared their responses to these questions, as well as their thoughts on why Out of Reach resonates with so many people.
What Out of Reach so effectively demonstrates, said Peggy Bailey, is that “it’s not only the person who is chronically ill who can’t afford their house; it’s not only the person who’s living with disabilities who cannot afford a place. . . .” Out of Reach shows the lack of affordable homes affects everyone with modest wages in the U.S., particularly those with the lowest incomes.
Listen to the 30th Anniversary of Out of Reach podcast at: https://bit.ly/2OZGYfU
The 2019 Out of Reach report is at: https://reports.nlihc.org/oor/