The U.S. is grappling with record unemployment and job loss tied to the coronavirus pandemic. And now, experts fear COVID-19 will cause the nation’s housing crisis to spiral out of control. In Illinois, renters must earn about $21 an hour to afford modest housing, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Reset checks in with local groups who are pushing for immediate federal rental relief and more affordable housing options across the state.
GUESTS: Bob Palmer, policy director for Housing Action Illinois
Raul Raymundo, CEO and co-founder of The Resurrection Project
Rochelle Foster, a leader of the North Lawndale Homeowners Association