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New Reno development highlights the city's affordable housing shortage

Feb 14, 2022
The high-end project is clearing motels that provide an informal safety net for low-income renters. Officials say the motels are rife with code violations.
Roxanne DeCarlo, executive director for The Empowerment Center, visits the site of a 42-unit apartment complex for low-income renters the center is building in November.
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What happens when a motel becomes home

Nov 2, 2016
Kai Ryssdal talks with Christopher Dum about his new book “Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel”
PINE BLUFFS, WY - JUNE 26: A roadside motel June 26, 2007 in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.
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