Waiting For Affordable Housing In D.C.

Waiting For Affordable Housing In D.C.

D.C.'s waiting list for public housing and rental vouchers closed to new applicants Friday -- but there are still 70,000 names on the list. Kojo explores the city's plans to boost spending on low-cost housing to meet a growing shortage.

D.C.'s wait list for public housing and rental vouchers closed to new applicants Friday -- but there are still a staggering 70,000 names on the list. Affordable housing is hard to find in the District, and the squeeze is even greater for people with very low incomes. Kojo explores the city's plan to pump new money into affordable housing and meet the growing shortage.

Guests

Adrianne Todman

Executive Director, D.C. Housing Authority

Robert Pohlman

Executive Director, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development

Rebecca Lindhurst

Attorney, Bread for the City's Legal Clinic

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