This week, NPR and PBS’ FRONTLINE teamed up for a joint investigation into the nation’s affordable housing crisis. They found that although the federal government spends nearly $50 billion a year to help low-income individuals and families get access to affordable rentals –there are still more than 11 million households that are paying more than half of their income on rent; struggling to find affordable place to live.
NPR’s Laura Sullivan joins us via Skype to discuss her findings while researching two key federal programs set up to help these “rent-burdened” households, and we look at possible solutions for the housing crisis in South Florida.
Laura Sullivan, NPR Investigative Correspondent
Shahrzad Emami, Esq., Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Yanmei Li, Ph.D., AICP, FAU, School of Urban & Regional Planning