Laura Flanders

The great American housing crunch and what organizing can do about it. In this episode of The Laura Flanders Show, we discuss some of the challenges and victories in the campaign for green, affordable public housing.

“New York is one of the richest states in our country. Many billionaires live in our state. We have the capacity in New York State to fund public housing, to fund social housing, to fully fund housing for people who need it; to rehouse the 89,000 homeless people who live in our state.” – Cea Weaver

“Real estate is responsible for about 60 percent of the wealth in this world. They pretend there’s a scarcity. There’s not a scarcity. There’s no scarcity of resources to give every person in the country access to really high quality, safe, no-carbon, comfortable housing.” – Professor Daniel Aldana Cohen

“We need to keep fighting and keep making sure that we do have affordable places to rent.” – Anita Long