The department of Housing and Urban Development was established in 1965 as part of President Johnson's war on poverty. Today the number of Americans living in high-poverty communities is growing sharply. HUD Secretary Julián Castro discusses the Obama administration's efforts to alleviate poverty through affordable housing.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh is leading an effort to transform College Park and boost its appeal. He joins Kojo and architect Roger Lewis to talk about his vision for a renovated college town.
When construction starts on the Storey Park complex in Northeast D.C., it will wipe out a one-acre burst of color. The artists who made it are hoping that once the art is gone the energy and feeling will linger.
For the residents fighting to stay in their subsidized building in the heart of D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood, it’s not just the District’s dwindling stock of affordable housing that’s at stake — but the future of the city’s Chinese-American population.
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