WATCH: Solutionaries tackles affordable housing crisis

A look at how community land trusts can help people with housing needs

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

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

Part 1: The problem

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?

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

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.


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About the Authors:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.