Haitian refugees and San Diego’s housing crisis — a documentary

San Diego’s housing crisis has put pressure on the city’s Haitian refugee community.  Youth reporters in San Diego filmed a short documentary — “Settling: Hope and Housing” — about the community’s struggle for affordable housing, bringing the issue to light. “When you move from one place to another place, you start from zero.” Watch the […]

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Valley residents call for a ‘golden state for all’

Activists from San Joaquin County traveled to Sacramento to push lawmakers to address problems ranging from discriminatory housing policies to to childhood poverty to pesticide use.  Merced organizer Crissy Gallardo attended the event, organized by the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, to support a proposed bill that would expand protections for California’s undocumented immigrants. “We […]

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Adulthood delayed by rising rents

Youth Radio reporter Desmond Meagley feels ready to live on his own… until he gets a reality check from browsing available Oakland rentals. His situation is compounded by lack of salary prospects. “[My] roommates and I wouldn’t even be considered unless we made over three times the posted rent. My heart sank. Students like me can’t get jobs […]

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How do we protect youth from homelessness?

Young adults seeking public housing? Good luck. Youth reporter Kasey Saeturn examines the growing population of homeless youth in San Francisco, where as many as 1,600 young adults are without a home on any given night. Skyrocketing rental prices in major cities has led non-profit organizations to start building housing for homeless youth who might otherwise fall through […]

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