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Poverty, Politics and Profit | Preview | FRONTLINE + NPR

FRONTLINE and NPR join forces to investigate the crisis in affordable housing and why so few low-income people are getting the help they need.

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In a nine-month investigation that takes them from Dallas to Miami, to an upscale resort in Costa Rica, FRONTLINE’s Rick Young and NPR’s Laura Sullivan explore why just one in four households eligible for Section 8 assistance is getting it, and why the nation’s signature low-income housing construction program is costing more and producing less.

“Poverty, Politics and Profit” premieres Tues. May 9th at 10 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. CST on PBS and online:


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FRONTLINE is made possible by PBS and CPB. Major support is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support is provided by Ford Foundation, the Park Foundation, the John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, the Wyncote Foundation and Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.