The Opportunity Starts at Home multisector affordable homes campaign released its latest podcast episode, “Latino Rental Housing Affordability,” featuring Agatha So, senior policy analyst at UnidosUS. UnidosUS, formerly the National Council of La Raza, is the nation's largest Latino nonprofit advocacy and services organization and is a Steering Committee member of the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign.
Ms. So discusses recent findings from a UnidosUS report that interviewed Latino renter households in New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver, Orlando, and Las Vegas. The findings demonstrate the housing crisis is felt deeply by the Latino community. Ms. So also discusses the history of housing discrimination in the U.S. that shapes the landscape today, as well as concrete policy actions that should be taken to address the problem.
"Action is urgently needed," states Ms. So. "The lack of affordable rental housing has a significant impact on a family's economic security, feelings of safety in their neighborhood, their housing options, and their prospects of saving for the future."
Listen to the full episode here.
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