No state in the country has enough affordable housing for the families most in need, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. And while inflation and rental price increases have slowed somewhat this year, households at or below the poverty line still face big barriers to finding a home.
Reset discusses what’s driving the shortage in Illinois, how a lack of affordable housing can put a family’s health at risk, and how organizations and lawmakers are working to close the gap.
GUESTS: Bob Palmer, policy director of Housing Action Illinois
Amanda Henley, community expert of the Housing Committee at the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Nancy Heil, chair of the Housing Committee at the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Guacolda Reyes, chief real estate development officer of the Resurrection Project
Illinois State Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago)