A New Podcast Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Out of Reach

A New Podcast Commemorating the

30th Anniversary of Out of Reach:

The History and Future of Affordable Housing

NLIHC released a podcast on August 19 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its Out of Reach report and to discuss the history and future of affordable housing, moderated by New York Times reporter Emily Badger. Published on NLIHC’s Opportunity Starts at Home channel, the podcast features a panel of experts: Peggy Bailey, vice president for housing policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Shelia Crowley, former NLIHC president and CEO; Erhard Mahnke, coordinator of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and NLIHC board member; and Andrew Aurand, NLIHC vice president for research. NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel provides an introduction on the history and importance of Out of Reach.
From left to right: Emily Badger, Erhard Mahnke, Peggy Bailey, & Andrew Aurand. Missing Shelia Crowley
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/

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