WORT 89.9FM Madison · YWCA CEO Vanessa McDowell on Madison’s Affordable Housing Crisis The Cap Times Idea Fest kicked off on Monday offering sessions covering a variety of topics under the umbrella “Reckoning with Change.” On Tuesday, they held a session focused on Madison’s housing crisis, discussing how to add housing to keep pace with […]
The CDC eviction moratorium is due to expire on July 31. University of Wisconsin Law School Professor Mitch will tell us what that will mean.
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway calls the plan “Housing Forward.” It is a sweeping framework that aims to address the short-term goal of housing insecurity and the lingering issue of housing shortages across the city. Matthew Wachter, Madison’s Director of Planning, Community and Economic Development, said the plan builds on extensive research on the city’s housing […]
The U.S. is in the midst of a housing crisis that the pandemic has only intensified. Today, we kick off the hour learning about local efforts to combat evictions and homelessness with Robin Sereno from the Tenant Resource Center. Then, journalist Marisa Endicott gives us a picture of the housing crisis at the national level […]
Back in June of this year, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway joined 14 other mayors to form a group advocating for local guaranteed income policies. The coalition is called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, or MGI, and it’s grown to include 30 mayors from across the U.S.. Yesterday, the group announced funding of $15 million from an […]
“Housing is a human right”—that’s the rallying cry of representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, along with other social and economic justice advocates around the country. Today on the show, Ali digs into the history of housing segregation and the effects of the affordable housing crisis locally and nationally with attorney Heidi Wegleitner from the […]