SOLD OUT: Rethinking Housing in America

SOLD OUT: Rethinking Housing in America

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You Had Questions, We've Got Answers

A LOT has happened since we brought you SOLD OUT, our five-part series which dove into solutions to the country's growing housing affordability crisis. We received tons of comments and questions from listeners, so we decided to sit down and answer some of them, and bring you an u ...  Show more

Bonus: Stories from Inside the Housing Crisis

In a bonus episode, we’re featuring stories that show how housing touches us all in different ways. Each one is a part of a bigger picture. Hear from people raised under one roof, friendships formed by city hall rivalries, classmates pulling back the curtain on their housing stru ...  Show more

A Right To Housing

In the United States, housing is something you are expected to earn. But in too many places and for too many people, buying a home or renting is unaffordable.  So more people are becoming homeless, or just struggling to get by. There's a growing movement of people who say that ho ...  Show more

Housing As Reparations

In America, homeownership has historically, and still is, the main way to build wealth. However racism and decades of discriminatory policies and lending practices have shut Black families out of this American dream. That’s one of the reasons why we still see a huge wealth gap be ...  Show more

Zoning Out

The single-family home is synonymous with the American dream. But that Norman Rockwell-esque image of a single home surrounded by a white picket fence comes with a loaded history. When cities first created neighborhoods where only single-family houses were allowed, it was about m ...  Show more


4California has a huge housing shortage. The state says it needs to build nearly 2 million homes in the next five years. But we’re not building anywhere near enough to reach that goal. One big reason: it’s so expensive to build here. The cost of labor, land and materials all keep ...  Show more

Hotel Corona

When the coronavirus began spreading across the United States, health officials advised people to stay home and shelter-in-place, to protect themselves and slow the spread of the virus. But what about the people who have no home, no place to shelter? This question became particul ...  Show more

Introducing SOLD OUT: Rethinking Housing in America

Tents, evictions, long commutes and gentrification — our nation’s housing crisis has been long in the making as spiraling housing costs crush the American Dream for all but the wealthy. SOLD OUT reimagines what housing can be by examining California, the epicenter of the housing ...  Show more