Women are uniquely affected by the affordable housing crisis raging across the U.S. Hosts Kimberly Brooks, and Gina Brillon tackle the regulations that make it hard on tenants in different states and shine a light on places where policies make it safer and more affordable to live. A timely look at the good, the bad, and the promising policies to ensure people have safe, affordable, adequate housing.
Housing advocates report 11 million households spend half their income on rent, and Harvard reports over 38M households spend a third of their income on housing. Too many families are one unexpected bill away from sliding into being unhoused. For support in California, check out Tenants Together. Need national help, check out the National Alliance to end Homelessness. If you’re at risk of becoming unhoused, look into your city's shelters, transitional housing, rental assistance programs, and programs for women and children.
Visit TheStateofWomenpod.com for more information on the podcast and ways to take action in the fight for women's rights.
“The State of: Women” is produced in collaboration by Population Media Center, Clamor, and Reasonable Volume. Episodes written by Elise Hu. Executive Producers are Gina Brillon, Kimberly Brooks, Lisa Caruso, Alex Demyanenko, Adam Reynolds, Allison Chesneau, Elise Hu, and Rachel Swaby. The series was created by Lisa Caruso & Alex Demyanenko.
Producers are Erica Lowy and Maddie Zampanti. Associate Producers are Lillian Holman and Justin Cho. Editing by Maddie Zampanti and assistant edited by Justin Cho. Audio Engineer is Claire Reynolds. Research by Bethy Squires. Fact checking by Carmel Dagan. Original cover art by Jazmine Johnson and Match Zimmerman.
PMC’s Impact and Partnerships Strategist is Charity Tooze. PMC’s Manager of Creative Development is Dominica Ruelas. Additional special thanks to June Neely of PMC and Aaron Hilliard and Molly Cody of Clamor.