With California’s housing costs continuing to rise, I co-founded a podcast in summer 2017 to dig deeply into the sources of the problem. Each episode breaks down a particular aspect of the California’s housing troubles and includes an interview with a housing expert or newsmaker.
On Election Night for California’s June 2018 gubernatorial primary, I spoke with CBS News about how the major candidates wanted to address the state’s housing affordability problems and contrasted their approaches.
I spoke at length with comedian Adam Conover about the housing affordability crisis in California and across the country for his Factually! podcast. We also discuss in depth our investigation of “crime-free housing” policies in California and how they’ve discriminated against Black and Latino renters in the state.
California’s high cost of housing is a political problem caused in part because the state Legislature cannot agree to fundamental changes to rules for how homebuilding is approved and financed. In an interview for the Randall Lewis Seminar Series at UC Riverside, I explained why so many interest groups are at odds and why the Legislature doesn’t solve the problem.