Priced Out

Produced by [people. power. media]

"Priced Out: Why You Can't Afford a Place in San Francisco"

is an engaging and comprehensive 6-part animated web series that follows a young couple as they discover why housing is so expensive and what we can all do about it. Our goal is to empower people to demand real solutions for housing affordability.

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Episode 1: "Isn't There an App for That?"

Meet Curtis, a High School teacher, and Riley, a tech gig worker, in their micro-unit in San Francisco. They've just received a rent increase and need to figure out how to keep their growing family in the City. CLICK ON THE TITLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE!

Episode 2: "Can We Build More and Pay Less?"

Curtis and Riley with the help of Riley's AI watch, Olive, meet with condo developer Sumir who tells them how development works. CLICK ON THE TITLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE!

Episode 3: "Why Does Housing Cost So Much?"

Join Riley and Curtis in a revolving restaurant with an epic view of San Francisco. They're meeting with the banker, Ernesto, who lends money for developments. Discover why it's not all about supply and demand because as he says, "That's not how the industry works." CLICK ON THE TITLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE!

Episode 4: “They Left Their Home in San Francisco”

Continuing on their quest, Curtis and Riley meet their realtor in the Mission District to look at a place in an older building that they're hoping will be more affordable than a unit in a new condo tower. A Mission mural comes to life and tells the story of how real estate in San Francisco became so valuable. CLICK ON THE TITLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE!

Episode 5: “WTF SF?”

Curtis and Riley put all the pieces together, and they're not sure what to do about finding a place to live. As they're walking the streets, they run into a rally outside City Hall led by Carmen, a housing activist. CLICK ON THE TITLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE!

Priced Out - Solutions

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