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How rising rents in the Central Valley are deepening the affordable housing shortage

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Amber Crowell, Emma De La Rosa, Kerry Klein and Ian Sharples
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Clockwise from top left: Amber Crowell, Emma De La Rosa, Manuela Tobias and Ian Sharples

The Central Valley’s reputation as an affordable place to live has been challenged by skyrocketing housing prices. To learn what is behind the sharp increase in home and rental prices, and what this means for the ongoing affordable housing crisis, Valley Edition host Kathleen Schock spoke with Amber Crowell, associate professor of sociology at Fresno State; Manuela Tobias, housing reporter for CalMatters; Emma De La Rosa, policy advocate with the Leadership Council; and Ian Sharples, housing program manager for the Community Action Partnership of Kern. 

 

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