How the Kentucky tornadoes are compounding an existing housing crisis

Marketplace

podcast: Marketplace

After devastating tornadoes swept through Kentucky last week, killing dozens and destroying thousands of homes, displaced residents are left wondering where to go. Kentucky already had a shortage of affordable housing, with 30% of the state’s renters at or below the poverty line. On today’s show, we hear from Adrienne Bush, executive director of the Homeless & Housing Coalition of Kentucky, about the need for investment and policy changes to ensure short- and long-term recoveries. We’ll also hear how American consumer demand is adding to supply chain disruptions, why holiday shipping is on a smoother track than last year and what a mistletoe auction in small-town Britain tells us about the U.K.’s economic recovery.


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