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Millions of renters are paying more than 50% of their income to keep a roof over their heads, experts say. The culprit? A looming housing affordability crisis. (2:23)

Episode 1: America’s housing affordability problem

What makes housing affordability a looming crisis? Top experts discuss a legacy of the housing bust that is impacting millions of Americans across income levels and the U.S. economy at large. 

July 10, 2019

Wells Fargo recently committed $1 billion by 2025 to help solve the nation’s housing affordability challenges. In this special series, Wells Fargo brings together problem solvers to discuss the housing affordability crisis in America — and how to bring about systemic change.

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Trio of various neighborhoods.

Episode 2: Contributing factors

How did this happen? Housing affordability experts discuss “one of the most confounding aspects” of the U.S. economic recovery from the Great Recession.

Episode 3: Turning the tide

How do we fix this? Experts identify actions policymakers, communities, and banks can take now to spark systemic change and solve the housing affordability crisis.

Episode 4: Driving toward solutions

What happens next? Experts suggest local successes, like mixed-income neighborhoods, could prove key ingredients for the systemic change required to fix the housing affordability crisis in America.

Meet the experts

Clockwise from top left: Marc H. Morial, Cerita Battles, Mark Vitner, Vince Toye, Gary Acosta, and Keith Fairey.

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This episode has been updated to include Gary Acosta, CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

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