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Square Peg Construction Fills A Hole In Seattle's Housing Crunch04:43

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An average of 57 people move to Seattle each day. But the city only builds 18 new places each day for them to live. The result: a housing shortage with rising rents and urban sprawl. The Seattle area needs more housing. But there's not enough construction workers to build all the houses needed. Meanwhile, ex-prisoners have a hard time finding work and a place to live.

One woman and her company found a way to tackle all these problems at the same time. KUOW's Joshua McNichols (@joshuamcnichols) reports.

This segment aired on March 12, 2018.


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