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"We're seeing things we've never seen before": the colliding crises of COVID-19 and affordable housing

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CATCH Idaho is a 501c3 non-profit that works to help families who are experiencing homelessness through a "housing first" model.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disaster in every aspect of the world — countless deaths, borders shutting down, political upheaval and economic turmoil.

One specific area that is especially experiencing the brunt of this unprecedented crisis is the housing market. According to housing experts there is a perfect storm happening right now: increased demand for housing and an historically low supply of housing that’s available.

And Idaho isn’t immune to this crisis.

Stephanie Day, the Executive Director of CATCH, and Baldemar Gonzalez, CATCH's Landlord Relationship manager, join Idaho Matters joining us today to talk more in depth.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.