Conor Dougherty - Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America — at The Wharf

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Monday, February 24, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In this deeply reported book, Dougherty, a Bay Area-native based in Oakland, draws on his decade covering economics and housing for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to give a detailed look at how unaffordable rents and exorbitant real estate prices are fueling displacement and homelessness. Focusing on San Francisco as a harbinger for the rest of the country, Dougherty combines national statistics and research with stories of individuals at the center of the crisis. He offers vivid accounts of the political debates, shows the increasingly tenuous position of struggling families, and follows the innovative examples of activists such as a developer who manufactures homeless housing on an assembly line, a math teacher advocating the end of single-family-house neighborhoods, and many others.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560210
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - February 18th, 2020