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The View From Here: Housing Crisis Stories

Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

Gracie Phillips at her home in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, Calif. Gracie is one of many residents dealing with Sacramento's rising rents.

Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

The California affordable housing shortage is more than a pile of charts and graphs on a report, it's a real crisis that affects people in every community. For this installment of Insight's collaboration with The View From Here: Place And Privilege, two people join Beth Ruyak in studio to talk about how a statewide problem affects people in Sacramento.

Gracie Phillips is a mom who lost her house during the Great Recession and had to jump into the overpriced Sacramento rental market. Her story is featured in the podcast and documentary. Bill Kennedy is an attorney, formerly with Legal Services of Northern California, an organization that represents tenants in legal disputes with landlords. He has been dealing with the real-life impacts of an inadequate affordable housing supply for decades, and he shares his observations on how the crisis got to this point and what more needs to be done.

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