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Affordable housing in Reno declining- Part 2

John Locher / AP

While home prices in Nevada outpace the rest of the country, the lack of housing for people who can’t afford those higher prices is at a crisis level. 


In Reno, where the median home price is even higher than in Las Vegas, hundreds of low-cost motel rooms are being demolished for a downtown redevelopment. 


Mountain West News Bureau’s Bert Johnson is following this situation. In this second of two parts, we get into some of the proposed solutions.  


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.