Priced Out Home and rental prices continue to soar in Northern Nevada and Northeastern California, leaving more working families and individuals on the brink. Seniors, college students, single parents, immigrants, and the working poor are particularly vulnerable. Some must choose to pay rent over buying food or securing healthcare. The lack of affordable housing in urban and rural areas alike is changing the identity of this region. In response, the KUNR newsroom is examining housing through many lenses, including the economic, political, and public health impacts. Priced Out explores these issues.
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Home and rental prices continue to soar in Northern Nevada and Northeastern California, leaving more working families and individuals on the brink. Seniors, college students, single parents, immigrants, and the working poor are particularly vulnerable. Some must choose to pay rent over buying food or securing healthcare. The lack of affordable housing in urban and rural areas alike is changing the identity of this region. In response, the KUNR newsroom is examining housing through many lenses, including the economic, political, and public health impacts. Priced Out explores these issues.

Most Recent Episodes

Episode 10 - What We Learned

Episode 10 - What We Learned In the final episode of Priced Out Joey talks to some of the people that helped make it a reality. As the title would suggest, you will find out what everyone learned through reporting on the issue of affordable housing. We would like to thank all of you for listening!

Episode 9 - Taxes And Tahoe

Episode 9 - Taxes And Tahoe Joey talks with one Reno resident who is thinking about moving out of the area because of the steep rent increases. Paul brings you a story on the policy and tax structures that are impacting the housing situation. And finally, Business Reporter Tim Lenard goes up to Tahoe and chats with the CEO of the Tahoe Prosperity Center about housing in that area.

Episode 8 - Motels and Dorms

Episode 8 - Motels and Dorms In this episode, Joey has a guest co-host reporter Jacob Solis. You'll hear from Paul Boger as he talks about daily motels and the impact they are having on the affordable housing problem in the area. Later on in the episode, Jacob has a story about the city's plans to build dorm-style living in Reno, and he wraps up with a debrief with Joey.

BONUS - Pets and Housing

BONUS - Pets and Housing We've got a special bonus episode of the podcast this week. Joey is joined by a special cohost, Jacob Solis. First, we will hear a story from Bree Zender about pets and how they impact renters. Then Jacob talks with the SPCA to find out more about how the housing crunch is impacting pet owners and pet adoptions.

Episode 7 - Proposing Solutions

Episode 7 - Proposing Solutions This week Joey is joined by editor Michelle Billman while Bree is out reporting. Joey and Michelle talk about the affordable housing community conversation that KUNR held on June 20 at Moana Nursery. We hear from Kim Robinson of Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency, State senator Julia Ratti, Eric Novak from Praxis Consulting and Eddie Hult from La Causa Development Nevada. Each panelist gives some thoughts on the issue and some bring up some solutions. This

Episode 6 - How Housing Is Tied To Food Insecurity

Episode 6 - How Housing Is Tied To Food Insecurity With housing insecurity comes food insecurity. This week we hear a story from community health reporter Anh Gray about the Northern Nevada Food Bank and the food pantries in the area. After that, Anh sits down and talks with Al Brislain the president and CEO of the food bank. Joey also gets a chance to hear from Anh about what she learned through her reporting, which allowed her to talk with many families on the brink.

Episode 5 - Health, Housing And Mental Illness

Episode 5 - Health, Housing And Mental Illness In this episode of Priced Out, Joey and Bree hear from reporter Anh Gray about how the housing situation is impacting the health of the community. Then Bree has a story on mental illness, talking to one mother looking for her son.

Episode 4 - Big Projects, Tiny Homes

Episode 4 - Big Projects, Tiny Homes Reporter Noah Glick goes to Battle Moutain and Western Nevada College to check out a few tiny homes. He chats with developers to see how these homes may be a solution to the housing crunch and what problems they faced along the way. Joey sits down to chat with Noah to get a better idea of these challenges, as well as get an idea of what the inside of a tiny home is like.

Episode 3 - Growing Student Body, Growing Housing Challenges

Episode 3 - Growing Student Body, Growing Housing Challenges In this episode, Joey and Bree chat with reporter Jacob Solis and business reporter Noah Glick. Jacob's story is looking at the lack of student housing and how students are being impacted along with what the University of Nevada, Reno is doing. Noah talks with builders in the Reno area to find out what challenges they face during this housing crunch.

Episode 2 - Senior Living In The Housing Crunch

Episode 2 - Senior Living In The Housing Crunch In this week's episode of Priced Out, we take a look at how the housing crunch affects seniors with our reporter Anh Gray. She looks at one of the senior centers in Reno, where she talks to employees as well as seniors about their living situation. Joey then debriefs Anh about her experience.

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