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Federal plans aim to help Black homeowners and renters
Jun 20, 2022

Federal plans aim to help Black homeowners and renters

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Released plans from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – the mortgage corporations backed by the government – target housing barriers in underserved communities. Julia Coronado drops in how the notion that crypto is a hedge against inflation has taken a hit. In the Netherlands, we take a look at how structures are being built with organic materials.

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New federal programs aim to shrink the racial housing gap

Jun 20, 2022
The homeownership rate among Black Americans is 42%. For white Americans, it's more than 70%.
Housing inequities in the U.S. are a result of redlining and predatory lending.
Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

What if the next big crop we grow is for building materials?

Jun 20, 2022
In the Netherlands, a bridge is made of flax fiber ... the same flax that produces seeds for cereal.
This 15-meter bridge in the Dutch town of Almere was made using flax fiber.
John Laurenson

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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
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Jesson Duller Media Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director