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Episode 20: No roof over our heads — A look at Germany’s growing housing shortage

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    Episode 20: No roof over our heads -- A look at Germany’s growing housing shortage Common Ground


Affordable housing in German cities is increasingly hard to find. What went wrong and can it be fixed? 

Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks with Berlin housing activist Thomas McGath of Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen und Co; Barbara Steenbergen, head of the EU Liaison Office of the International Union of Tenants and Konstantin Kholodilin, senior economist at the German Institute for Economic Research. 

Also featuring commentary by Berlin MP Iris Spranger (SPD).  

This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.


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