Eight-episode podcast explores how housing discrimination causes extreme heat in some DC neighborhoods

In Hola Cultura’s series of eight podcasts and three online news stories, reporters in Washington, DC, with support from the Fund,  explored how the legacy of redlining and other forms of housing discrimination have had dire consequences for many DC neighborhoods. The series looked at the lack of green spaces and the impact of heat islands on these densely populated urban blocks, whose residents often must endure temperatures that can be as much as 20 degrees warmer than historically wealthier and leafier neighborhoods in the city. The project was produced by Hola Cultura’s Storytelling Program for Experiential Learning (SPEL), which engages people ages 16-25 to develop content alongside seasoned professionals.