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Affordable housing in Reno declining- Part 1

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The Mountain West is facing an affordable housing crisis caused by rapid economic growth and slow home construction. A developer has plans to transform Reno's downtown area, but in the process, is demolishing weekly motels that have served as housing for people with low incomes. Mountain West News Bureau's Bert Johnson reports on this situation in Part one of this series.

Bert Johnson, reporter, Mountain West News Bureau

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Bert is a reporter and producer based in Reno, where he covers the state legislature and stories that resonate across Nevada. He began his career in journalism after studying abroad during the summer of 2011 in Egypt, during the Arab Spring. Before he joined Nevada Public Radio and Capital Public Radio, Bert was a contributor at KQED and the Sacramento News & Review. He was also a photographer, video editor and digital producer at the East Bay Express.