The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

The Human Cost of the Housing Crisis

Council estates are being knocked down to build luxury developments and ‘affordable’ housing is out of reach of those that most need it. Meanwhile the number of homeless on the streets and people in temporary accommodation is growing. Our three panelists have independently researched the social cost of this and the impact on people’s lives and gather to discuss their methods of translating investigations into impact.

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4 July 2019 – #CIJSummer 2019/DAY 1

The Human Cost of the Housing Crisis

Lois Kapila

Lois Kapila is an editor and reporter with Dublin Inquirer, an independent reader-funded newspaper in Ireland's capital. She mainly covers stories around housing and land. She previously worked for The Statesman in Kolkata.

Maeve McClenaghan

Maeve McClenaghan is an award-winning investigative journalist and founder of the critically-acclaimed podcast The Tip Off. Formerly at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Maeve now works as investigations correspondent at the Guardian.

Tom Bristow

Tom Bristow has been a journalist for 12 years and spent the last six years establishing an award-winning investigations team at one of the largest regional publishers in the UK. The Archant Investigations Unit focuses on holding local power to account, including councils, health authorities, the police and businesses.
  • 4 July 2019 16.30–17.30
Location: Room 326 - PSH Building - Goldsmiths, University of London
All levels
Housing Crisis
This event will be recorded