Portland, Ore. and Long Beach Calif, are similar and at the same time very different. Portland is known as the "whitest city in America" while Long Beach has long been the country’s most diverse. The two mid-sized, West Coast cities have historically had no rent control and no restrictions on landlord evictions. When the housing boom hit in 2015, both cities saw waves of mass eviction as investment poured in. Since then, Portland and Oregon have led the nation in grassroots housing reforms. Can Long Beach follow suit? We talk with advocates, activists, and locals in this short audio documentary, the third part in our three-part series on Long Beach.
Our other two Long Beach showsEP 34: The Tough Latina and the Racist Landlord: Tales from Long Beach, Calif.
EP 16: The Battle for Rent Control in Long Beach, Calif.
EP 14. Detroit: The fall of Capitalism, Democracy, and The Return of the Kings.
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