Listen to our latest podcast episode of An Honorable Profession, featuring Florida Representative Margaret Good! Host and NewDEAL Leader Ryan Coonerty spoke with his fellow Leader about finding her voice during her first campaign as a Democrat in a district carried by President Trump, the work to recruit other unexpected candidates and flip seats in the Florida legislature, and the importance of a deliberate approach the state's problems. Listen now for more on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, or anywhere podcasts are found!
The latest annual report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition found that the housing affordability crisis is deepening, with the number of minimum wage hours needed per week to pay for an average two-bedroom apartment rising from last year to this year. Read Route Fifty's coverage of the report's findings to understand more of what the crisis looks like this year, or read the report for details and find an interactive map of data broken down by state.
NewDEAL Leader Columbus Councilmember Elizabeth Brown and her colleagues recently rolled out the city's new "Earn to Learn" program to support higher education access for lower-income students. Recent graduates in the program can receive an 8-to-1 match on college savings up to $500, for a total of $4,500, which could pay for one year's tuition at a local university. Learn more about the program and the partnership behind its funding.