Over 50% of Madison residents are renters, and over 13,000 households are paying more than half of their monthly income in rent—and that’s not counting Madison’s student population of 40,000. What can be done about this?
Today on the show, guest host Brenda Konkel hosts a vital conversation about affordable housing with Olivia Parry, senior planner for the Dane County Planning and Development Department, and Linette Rhodes, interim community development supervisor with the City of Madison.
They answer questions like: What is affordable housing? How is it classified? And what’s workforce housing? How can we address the barriers to affordable housing? What about homelessness? They spend the hour exploring these issues and identifying ways to address the housing crisis at a local level.