A controversial bill on single-family zoning passed the California Legislature, but there's already a ballot measure in the works to block it. Los Angeles City Council member Kevin de Leon discusses the issue.
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On this episode of "Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast," a former top legislative aide discusses why housing bills get blocked with co-hosts Manuela Tobias and Liam Dillon.
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In this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Podcast,” CalMatters' Manuela Tobias and the Los Angeles Times' Liam Dillon talk to Assembly Housing chairperson David Chiu about statewide eviction protections and how they're working a
Is California extending its eviction protections? What does homelessness in California look like? And how did Los Angeles become its epicenter?
Manuela Tobias of CalMatters and Liam Dillon of the Los Angeles Times bring back “Gimme Shelter: The
Matt and Liam launched Gimme Shelter in 2017. The podcast will continue...but without Matt. On this very special episode, Matt and Liam break down their last Avocado of the Fortnight together (5:00), talk about what covering politics in the Sac
Where is the Newsom administration's "Marshall Plan" for housing? How has the pandemic impacted the governor's approach to homelessness? When should the state's eviction moratorium be lifted? Matt and Liam devote an hour of this fortnight's pod
More than 100 California cities have adopted "crime-free" housing policies that make it difficult for renters with a criminal record to maintain stable housing. On this episode of Gimme Shelter, Matt and Liam discuss the disproportionate impact
Can Joe Biden fix California's housing crisis? No. Can he help? Maybe. In this episode of Gimme Shelter, Matt and Liam discuss the potential and limits of Biden's plans for homelessness, zoning reform, and affordable housing and how they'll imp
Abigail Zoger teachers biology at Santa Rosa Junior College, cares about climate change and social justice issues and, like a lot of California voters, has questions about the complicated housing propositions on her ballot. On this episode of G
For the second straight general election, Californians will have the opportunity to vote on a statewide rent control initiative. Matt and Liam discuss the politics and policy of Prop 21, which would allow cities to apply rent control to more ho
Massive wildfires are yet again threatening California homes. On this episode of Gimme Shelter, Matt and Liam discuss how the rising scope and severity of wildfires is exacerbating the state's housing crisis and resurfacing a thorny question: S
Babies on the Assembly floor! Senators swearing at each other! Forcible Zoom mutings! The end of the state legislative session was particularly chaotic this year, especially for housing. On this episode of Gimme Shelter, Matt and Liam break dow
California faces the prospect of hundreds of thousands of evictions if lawmakers don't come up with new protections by the end of the month. On this episode, Matt and Liam discuss the looming eviction wave, and the loophole in eviction moratori
President Trump tweeted an ominous warning to suburban housewives. What does that have to do with California housing policy? On this episode, Matt and Liam discuss the history of segregation and discrimination in American suburban enclaves (1:3
It's the worst economy since the Great Depression...and housing prices aren't really budging all that much. On this episode of Gimme Shelter, Matt and Liam discuss the confusing state of California's home and rental market. First, the Avocado o
Structural racism in housing lay at the heart of many of the economic disparities between black and white households. On this episode of Gimme Shelter, Matt and Liam delve into the legacy of one California-specific housing policy with a deeply
BONUS TRACK!!! Gimme Shelter will be running episodes of "Samaritans", a KCRW narrative podcast hosted by Anna Scott that follows one person's experience of homelessness in Los Angeles. Here's episode one.
California lawmakers have introduced a new package of legislation aimed at making it easier to build housing in California. Matt and Liam discuss whether the new proposals will make a meaningful dent in the state's housing shortage, and how COV
With the state's economy in pandemic-induced freefall, missed rent payments are piling up for California tenants and landlords. On this episode of Gimme Shelter, Matt and Liam discuss whether a rent strike will provoke the state into action, an
Is density to blame for New York's coronavirus outbreak? And if so, should California rethink its push for building more apartments in major cities? On this episode of Gimme Shelter, Matt and Liam discuss the new public health dimensions of Cal
Low-income housing developers say it's really expensive to build affordable units in California. Matt and Liam delve into one example: The Pearl, a small low-income apartment complex that ultimately projected to cost $1.1 million per unit and w
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, Matt and Liam discuss how the state's
From a live podcast at the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, an interview with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on California's housing and homelessness woes.
Full Event: https://priceschool.usc.edu/unhoused-addressing-homel
Which presidential candidate's housing plan will do the most for you, dear California voter? On this episode of Gimme Shelter, Matt and Liam breakdown the housing proposals of the major remaining presidential candidates and discuss how eerily t
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