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Why is it so expensive to live in California? And what can the state do about it? Every other week, Los Angeles Times housing reporter Liam Dillon and CalMatters housing reporter Manuela Tobias chat about the latest developments in California housing policy and interview key newsmakers and other reporters. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and anywhere else you get your pods.

Gimme Shelter is supported by The James Irvine Foundation, committed to a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically.

Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast Manuela Tobias and Liam Dillon

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    • 4.7 • 295 Ratings

Why is it so expensive to live in California? And what can the state do about it? Every other week, Los Angeles Times housing reporter Liam Dillon and CalMatters housing reporter Manuela Tobias chat about the latest developments in California housing policy and interview key newsmakers and other reporters. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and anywhere else you get your pods.

Gimme Shelter is supported by The James Irvine Foundation, committed to a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically.

    Gimme Shelter: Mobile home parks in disrepair

    Gimme Shelter: Mobile home parks in disrepair

    In the new episode of "Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast," CalMatters Housing Reporter Manuela Tobias shares her findings from a five-month investigation on California’s mobile home parks, the last stop in housing affordability for the state’s most vulnerable residents.

    • 27 min
    Gimme Shelter: Homeless veterans in Los Angeles offer statewide insights

    Gimme Shelter: Homeless veterans in Los Angeles offer statewide insights

    In the first of an eight-part series, Anna Scott of KCRW takes listeners through the story of Veterans Row, a homeless encampment in Los Angeles.

    • 27 min
    Gimme Shelter: Can an obscure law unleash a lot more housing in California?

    Gimme Shelter: Can an obscure law unleash a lot more housing in California?

    With a majority of housing plans out of compliance with state housing law, developers could theoretically use a little-known law to kick building into high gear. On this week’s podcast, a housing law expert breaks down the untested “builder’s remedy.”

    • 36 min
    Gimme Shelter: CARE Courts are coming to California

    Gimme Shelter: CARE Courts are coming to California

    A new court system to address the needs of people with severe mental illness who are often homeless will launch in some counties in 2023.

    • 37 min
    Gimme Shelter: Mayor Karen Bass on housing and homelessness

    Gimme Shelter: Mayor Karen Bass on housing and homelessness

    Liam Dillon and Ben Oreskes of the L.A. Times interview Mayor Karen Bass about homelessness and housing problems in California.

    • 43 min
    Why Many Unhoused Californians Can't Access Healthcare

    Why Many Unhoused Californians Can't Access Healthcare

    CalMatters health reporter Kristen Hwang discusses the health care crisis facing California’s homeless population with housing reporters.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
295 Ratings

295 Ratings

L_A_Ridings ,

If you live in CA, you should listen to this.

Required reading for Californians; addresses the housing crisis and the struggle to help house more Californians.

Alt5411 ,

Fabulous podcast!

Ms. Tobias and Mr. Dillon are a dynamic duo who bring pointed commentary and knowledgeable guests to this important topic.

3rReviewer ,

Great Update on New Housing Law

I stumbled upon this well-done podcast somewhere, and eagerly awaited the new episode on the housing potential of dead strip mall properties. They are smart, have a light touch, and the guests they interview are great!

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