Co-published with WNYC Studios. This is the dollars-and-cents episode of The Scarlet E, in which On the Media sets their sights on those who own and those who rent. They visit Camden, Indianapolis, and Richmond to hear from tenants, landlords, advocates, and others about the practicalities and pitfalls of housing America’s poor families in the private rental market.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. Eviction isn't without its own historical context. In vulnerable communities of people of color, displacement and denial of housing are phenomena centuries in the making. This episode maps the persistent line between racist housing policies, localized profiteering, and the devastating plunder of generations of wealth.