Podcast: Coronavirus and the housing crisis

In Summary

A discussion on how the state's housing crisis is making the pandemic harder to control. 

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As the novel coronavirus pandemic forces millions of Californians to adjust to a new reality, the state’s “housing crisis” already means something different than it did just two weeks ago. On this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis,” CalMatters’ Matt Levin and the Los Angeles Times’ Liam Dillon discuss how the state’s housing woes are complicating California’s response to the virus from homelessness to evictions.

NOTE: This podcast was recorded Thursday, March 26, one day before Gov. Newsom issued a new executive order on evictions. While the administration has characterized the executive order as an “eviction moratorium,” many tenant groups and state lawmakers have disputed that characterizatoin, arguing the governor has not done enough to protect vulnerable renters.

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