Race/Ethnicity & Neighborhood Housing Choice


How does race factor into the choices and opportunities involved in homeownership? We explored the answer to this question and many more with researcher C. Aujean Lee from Los Angeles.

C. Aujean Lee profile photoC. Aujean Lee is a doctoral candidate at UCLA in the Department of Urban Planning. She received her Master’s of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her B.A. from UCLA in Psychology and Asian American Studies. Her research examines the racial wealth gap with a focus on homeownership and the role of ethnic- and neighborhood-based institutions.

Roll credits: 

Today’s show was produced by Steph Routh and Alexis Gabriel. Music is by Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet. You can find us on our Facebook page and on Twitter @whyisntanyone.

We are a project of Umbrella, a Portland-based nonprofit that encourages community-based street culture. We record from the delightful Airstream-now-studio, StreamPDX.

Episode 1: #RenterSOS


On September 15, 2015, the Community Alliance of Tenants— Oregon’s statewide tenant rights association—declared a Renter State of Emergency. How can Portland remain home to the people who live here, and what does the future look like?

logo-500Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This host Mychal Tetteh—joined by fellow hosts Alexis Gabriel and (myself) —spoke with Justin Buri, the Executive Director of the Community Alliance of Tenants.

Roll Credits

EP 001 was produced by Eric Klein and Mychal Tetteh; edited by Eric Klein, and hosted by Mychal Tetteh, Alexis Gabriel, and Steph Routh. Intro music is by Nick Humphrey, outro music by Bluebird Entertainment. You can find us on our Facebook page and on Twitter @whyisntanyone. We are a project of Umbrella, a Portland-based nonprofit that encourages community-based street culture.

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