Lack of affordable housing at 'crisis levels' across Alabama

77,000 housing units needed across the state

Right now Alabama is 77,000 housing units short for low income families.

The crisis was compounded by the April 2011 tornadoes which wiped out many homes. Advocates say the situation is leaving many in substandard housing conditions.

ABC 33/40 talked with a state lawmaker and Arise Citizens' Policy Project about the problem and potential solutions.

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