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WATCH | Episode 2: Solutionaries tackles affordable housing crisis

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Episode 2 of “Solutionaries” tackles the lack of affordable housing across America and highlights the people and organizations who are working to solve the crisis.

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In a nutshell, here’s what you can expect from the 3-part episode, hosted by Louis Bolden:

Part 1: The problem

Individuals share what obstacles they've encountered in their journey to find affordable housing.
Individuals share what obstacles they've encountered in their journey to find affordable housing.

As mentioned, the problem this episode takes on is the lack of affordable housing nationwide. Our focus group sits down to share some of the struggles they’ve faced trying to find affordable housing.

Part 2: What is a CLT?

Nadeen Yanes explains what community land trusts are and how they are helping solve the affordable housing crisis.
Nadeen Yanes explains what community land trusts are and how they are helping solve the affordable housing crisis.

One solution we discovered during our journey to find Solutionaries taking on the affordable housing crisis is community land trusts, which make affordable housing more attainable by eliminating the cost of the land for the homebuyer. Nadeen Yanes explains how they work and why they’re becoming more popular across the U.S.

Part 3: The solutions

Meet the people working to solve the affordable housing crisis.
Meet the people working to solve the affordable housing crisis.

As we do every episode, we put together another panel comprised of people who are committed to finding solutions to the issue at hand — in this case, the lack of affordable housing. The “solutionaries” discuss the creative ways they’re working to improve affordable housing options in their communities, whether that be through legislation, volunteering or other unique ideas.



You can watch episode 2 of Solutionaries in its entirety at the top of this story.


After you’ve watched

If, after hearing from our solutionaries, you feel inspired to get involved, you can browse the list of resources below to learn more about organizations that are making a difference.

Keep scrolling if you’d like to share your feedback with us by filling out a survey about episode 2.

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