Greater than 200,000 individuals have misplaced their properties to freeway development throughout the nation over the previous three many years. And in a number of the largest fashionable tasks, residents residing in Black and Latino neighborhoods are being disproportionately affected by displacement.

A brand new Los Angeles Instances investigation examines how freeway planners’ choices to route the US Interstate Freeway System by means of black neighborhoods half a century in the past nonetheless resonate immediately. The Instances discovered that the enlargement of current freeways by means of cities in latest many years has triggered a second spherical of displacement and disruption on largely black and now Latino communities as properly.

On this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Disaster Podcast,” we talk about The Instances’s findings in depth, analyzing the consequences of recent freeway widening in Los Angeles, Houston, and Tampa. Our visitor is Alexandria Contreras, whose great-grandparents oversaw the development of the 101 Freeway from their house in Boyle Heights within the Fifties. Right this moment, Contreras is battling for a proposed extension of Interstate 5 close to Contreras’ dad and mom’ house in Downey.

“Gimme Shelter,” a biweekly podcast that appears at why residing in California is so costly and what the state can do about it, options Liam Dillon, who covers housing affordability points for the Los Angeles Instances. and Manuela Tobias, housing reporter CalMatters.

You’ll be able to subscribe to “Gimme Shelter” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud and Google Podcasts.



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