Housing Crisis

The Brian Lehrer Show

Housing Less Affordable Under Bloomberg

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WNYC reporter, Cindy Rodriguez, discusses her reporting which found that the rent burden has become greater during the Bloomberg years. 


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AC Workers Feel Post Sandy Housing Crunch

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Atlantic City's casinos were mostly spared during Sandy, but the workers are struggling to find affordable housing there. A rental housing shortage extends far beyond the Jersey shore.



Many Sandy Families Stay Put and Brave Blizzard

Sunday, February 10, 2013

New York City officials say this weekend's snowstorm prompted 19 families, who had been toughing it out in their Sandy-damaged housing, to take the government up on its offer to provide hotel rooms. But non-profits groups say thousands more continue to make do in substandard housing.


The Takeaway

Whistleblower Exposes Dishonest Practices at Citigroup

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sherry Hunt grew up in the Midwest, wears plaid flannel shirts, and likes to ride horses. She is also the whistleblower who cost Citigroup $158.3 million and exposed deep deceptions at the massive bank. In an expose out today in Bloomberg Markets Magazine, projects and investigations reporter Bob Ivry details the cover-up culture at Citigroup — and the courage it took for Hunt to come forward.

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The Takeaway

Matthew Yglesias Discusses Rising Rents: Is Your Rent Too High?

Thursday, March 08, 2012

We’re still feeling the effects of the housing crisis, and one of the places it’s affecting Americans most is in the cost of housing. Housing and the economy — and particularly how lower income families are coping with the crisis — will continue to be a central part of the debate going into the general election. But are we having the right discussion about housing prices? How do the on-the-ground effects of the crisis affect the economy, and what can be done about them?


The Brian Lehrer Show

Phil Angelides on the Mortgage Crisis

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Phil Angelides, chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and past two-term California State Treasurer, discusses the severity of the housing and foreclosure crisis and what we still need to do about it. 

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