Frontline: Poverty, Politics and Profit More working Americans are struggling to make rent than at any time since the Great Depression. FRONTLINE and NPR join forces to investigate the crisis in affordable housing and why so few are getting the help they need.
In an investigation that stretches from Dallas to Miami, to an upscale resort in Costa Rica, FRONTLINE and NPR examine two of the government's key affordable housing programs to see whether they're working as they should. Poverty, Politics and Profit also explores the inseparability of race and housing programs in America, tracing a legacy of segregation that began more than 80 years ago.
From exploring why even those who receive Section 8 vouchers often struggle to find housing, to examining charges that developers have stolen money meant to house low-income people, Poverty, Politics and Profit is a timely and probing exploration of a system in crisis - and who's being left behind.
Producer: Rick Young, Emma Schwartz, Fritz Kramer
Executive Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath
Production Company: American University School of Communication’s Investigative Reporting Workshop; National Public Radio
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Host: Laura Sullivan, Emma Schwartz, Rick Young
Narrator: Laura Sullivan (Correspondent)
Writers: Rick Young
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen