Developing Healthy, Affordable Communities, And Having 'Conversations That Matter'

Oct 9, 2017

“Families in poverty tend not to be single-issue families,” says Doug Cowan, president and CEO of Community Services League. Housing, employment and medical care all factor into the problem, he says. “We need to layer services that combat all of those issues together"
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For people on fixed incomes, being priced out of house and home by redevelopment and rising property values is a real concern. Today, we learn how developers can maintain affordable housing levels while improving neighborhoods and avoiding gentrification. Then, Celeste Headlee, host of Georgia Public Broadcasting's On Second Thought, explains the importance of having face-to-face conversations in an era of ubiquitous online "pokes" and tweets.