Activist Randy Shaw Takes on San Francisco and Urban America's Housing Crisis

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San Francisco has become the "poster child for urban unaffordability," Randy Shaw declares in the opening pages of his new book, "Generation Priced Out." Shaw, the longtime director of San Francisco's Tenderloin Housing Clinic, argues that conflicts between homeowners and renters have stymied efforts to expand affordable housing and reduce inequality. Shaw joins Forum to talk about the continuing housing crisis, and what citizens and cities can do to encourage more inclusive neighborhoods.


Randy Shaw, director, San Francisco's Tenderloin Housing Clinic; author, "Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America"