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>> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned". this is al jazeera america. i'm del walters in new york with a look at the top stories. a number of tornados tearing through north texas leaving behind debris and one person is confirmed dead. a possible ceasefire looming in yemen, an accusation that saudi arabia's air attacks are violating international law also - good news in the fight against ebola, and the country hardest hit by the disease. a clean bill of health in a deeper look - the
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plight of americans that just can't afford to stay in their homes. severe weather in texas, tornados leaving behind a trail of destruction. this one in west central texas touching down before nightfall. you see the path of turned up earth, a grim reminder of the dividing line between that which is saved and that which is destroyed. some houses exploding. nothing left but scattered breeze and debris. some blown away. only the foundations remaining. cameras catching this man standing on a second floor porch after the tornado moved through and destroyed the rest of his house. dramatic scenes coming out of texas good evening storms tearing through the central part of texas. it appears that the west of the town off cisco was one of the
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hardest hit. emergency crews saying one american mass been killed. storm chasers capturing pictures of that tornado. it could be morning before we know the true extent of the damage, and the danger not over yet. more severe weather into the night. kevin corriveau tracking all the storms tonight. joining us with the latest. >> that's right. this has been an accumulationful storms all the -- of storms all the way from the beginning until tonight. we are looking at 38 tornados that we have seen in the evening hours, afternoon to evening hours across the central plains, and, of course it's here in northern texas that we did see the video. i'll go a little closer in. here is the thunderstorm activity on the radar summary. you can see that the storms are still going on just a little more to the east. look at the damage and
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destruction, aerial shots - look at this one here. we are talking about a pick-up truck on top of the debris and farm equipment in that particular area. we are talking about an amount of rain that has fallen across the area flooding is extensive from parts of texas all the way to oklahoma. where they have seen in some locations over 16 inches of rain in the last 72 hours. let's look at what we are looking at now. 38 tornados, and since wednesday, we have seen about 101 tornados wednesday, thursday friday as well as this evening. tornados here in texas, oklahoma kansas, nebraska and the eastern parts of colorado. now, we are still looking at tornado warnings in effect for the western part of kansas. tornado watches are in effect for parts of arkansas a little bit of oklahoma texas and the western part of oklahoma. it will be kansas as well.
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that will continue though the evening, as as i said we are looking at massive amounts of rain. flooding - a big from across the area. more rain to come. >> kevin corriveau thank you very much let's go by phone to brian cory, in cisco texas, and he is a storm chaser who captured the video of a tornado we showed you a moment ago. thank you for being with us. give us your reaction to the tornado. as a seasoned storm chaser we are watching your video now. what stood out about this one. >> hi dell. thanks for having me on. definitely this was an intense tornado forming quickly. normally we see the storms cycle back and forth, back and forth and drop punfunnels, and we may get tornados. this one, the first funnel turned into a massive tornado, came on quick and was unexpected.
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very strong. definitely a prototypical strong ef3, 4-type tornado based on the damage you see the damage, how bad was it is the worst over yet from what you are hearing on the ground. >> yes, the worst will be over for the night. the tornado threat will diminish over the next hour or so. some. damage - we didn't see a tremendous amount of damage but i have seen damage based on the photos. it looks like this was a monster tornado. we saw a tornado a quarter of a mile to half a mile wide. we saw it ripping trees, pulling it out of the ground uprooting them. strong enough to take a house out. we saw debris numerous times. we weren't sure if it was barns houses. definitely saw a lot of debris. >> we are looking at that now, it's an understatement to say it
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is a miracle that we are talking about one confirmed fatality. based on the people you talked to, do you get the sense that they knew the storm was coming and had enough time to prepare? >> i think everyone had enough time to prepare. unfortunately, or fortunately. in rural areas, there's not a lot of neighbourhoods where the tornado hit. there's not a lot of good construction homes. there's a lot of older homes and some probably trailer homes. that will not be good in a tornado situation. >> one other thing - we have been witnessing hail in some cases asserted with some storms we see through the week that are the size of soft balls, was there hail asserted with the storm? if so, how big was it. >> there was definitely hail asserted with the storm, reports of hail up to baseball side.
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any time you get a storm of this magnitude, it means there's a strong updraft that the storm. basically it sucks the rain up into the storm, freezes it drops it and refreezes it. it's too large to be handled by the updraft. it is obviously hail by the size of softball for sometimes. >> have you learnt your lesson or will you be back in there chasing more storms this week? >> we'll be up there chasing. that time of year, april, may june is the time to chase in the southern plains. brian cory thank you for being with us. we'll turn now to philip truitt a firefighter and information officer. what is the latest? we are hearing there's one confirmed death, does that number hold? >> locals confirmed one fatality and three injuries.
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. >> what about the damage what is the extent of the damage you are seeing so far? >> we have six structures damaged, and east of cisco, east of east lands we have six - five to six homes damaged. i asked this question a second ago. is there a sense that everybody knew the storm was coming and had enough time to get ready to go where they needed to go, to storm shelters et cetera? >> i think so. the storms out here develop quickly. >> how many officials do you have on the road assessing the situation? >> i believe it's 50 to 60 amount. >> now it's dark how concerned are you is what you saw, is the sun setting, and will be worse as the sun rises on the next day? >> as of now, i don't think we'll have worst damage as related to the tornado, or the
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winds. our concern now is if we keep more rain, it's flooding in the future. >> we are seeing a remarkable scene. that is a man standing on the second floor of his home and that home is destroyed. do we know how he managed to survive that storm, and do you know who that man is? >> i don't have that information. i'll look it up for you. >> philip truitt. firefighter, we invite you to please stay safe the u.n. humanitarian coordinator called the saudi-led air strikes a violation of law, after it staged 130 air strikes against houthi targets in the last 30 hours. simon mcgregor-wood reports. >> reporter: this cockpit video released by the saudi military on saturday shows air strikes launched against houthi positions in saada and elsewhere in yemen, including the airport
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in sanaa. the saudi-led coalition announced sadr is now a legitimate military target and urges civilians to leave the area. >> translation: yesterday saudi and coalition forces conducted 130 air strikes targetting 100 areas inland and targeted the leadership centers and the offices of the houthis, targetting more than 17 leaders. >> reporter: the saudis offered a truce starting truce, but only if they stop shelling across the border. international aid workers say the latest fighting made delivering vital human tare an aid harder. -- humanitarian aid harder. >> sanaa airport was the main life line for aid coming in. it was targeted a week ago. it was targeted today. and we need at some point, to
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leave an opening in the country. we cannot suffocate a country. something needs to come in. that is humanitarian workers, aid and fuel. >> reporter: fighting escalated across yemen. tribesmen loyal to abd-rabbu mansour hadi say they foiled an attack in a region rich with oil and gas. >> translation: this is the front line, it was under control of the houthis. the rebels are regrouping and planning a counter offensive. >> in taiz pro-government troops backed by militias backed the mountain overlooking the city itself. weapons and equipment were taken from soldiers supporting the deposed president. if the houthis lose control of tiaz they will lose a vital supply line for the fighters in the southern city of aden
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for its part saudi arabia offering a 5-day ceasefire as long as the houthi rebels take part. that ceasefire to take place on tuesday, no response from the houthis. mohammad vall explains what is at stake for both sides. >> the saudis look at this as a war of wills between them and the houthis, and have given two choices - war or peace. if they accept a truce, they'll see a de-escalation and talks been begin. if they refuse the truce until next tuesday, then they will see intensification of air strikes and for the saudis the houthis will pay a higher price choosing war and peace. on the other hand for the houthis, this has become a war of attrition. the factor of time is on their side, and they have changed the conditions for a ceasefire and talks. at the beginning the saudis said there is no - there's going to
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be no end of the air strikes until the houthis withdraw from aden and the other cities. the saudis are no longer talking about that. houthis are looking at opportunities, and think the saudis are losing patient and like to end the war, and bet that as the number of civilians killed in the fighting rises in yemen, international pressure on the saudis will grow until they accept to end the war without conditions and without the houthis accepting a ceasefire. >> they are celebrating in liberia, celebrating a clean bill of health over ebola. the world health organisation saying the west african nation is free of the disease. no new cases in 42 days. >> after nine months and a half 10 months. fighting the disease the feelings are hard to describe.
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they are largely emotional liberia, of course hardest hit by the epidemic. close to 5,000 dying from the virus there. the country's president saying it's no time to let the guard down. more from caroline malone. >> reporter: these students are the picture of health as liberia is declared ebola free. the virus has not been seen in this country for 42 days, twice the incubation period. >> i lost my father to the deadly ebola virus. now i see my country getting back to normal. i'm so happy i'll see my friends play, joke, shake hands. things i have not been able to do for six months. >> the people in neighbouring guinea and sierra leone are still dealing with ebola. the world health organisation says both countries reported nine new cases in the last week. that's the lowest weekly total, this year, but it means ebola is spreading. new cases in sierra leone and guinea puts liberians at risk.
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>> we know that ebola, on the borders, especially with sierra leone, there are a lot of entry points in liberia from sierra leone, and guinea. >> reporter: the disease killed nearly 11,000 people since it was first detected more than a year ago. people with ebola get fevers, diarrhoea and often bleed internally. the virus spreads through bodily fluids and kills around half the people that it infects. there's no known cure for ebola, but a vaccine has been quickly developed over the past year. trials on healthy volunteers show it's safe and has been used to protect frontline workers in guinea. >> like with many fatal diseases that are relatively contagious we rely on a vaccine, trying to avoid catching the disease is what will help the most. >> the who has been criticized for being slow to respond to the ebola outbreak, despite warnings from medical aid groups
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like doctors without borders, who dealt with the early cases. there are still lessons to be learnt in the health communities. doctors in liberia are feeling confident. >> if it happens that we have an upsurge of cases coming back, it means that would be a new outbreak, which we don't wish for. but if it should come, from the case management point of view, we are very well prepared. >> reporter: 4,700 people died from ebola in liberia, more than any other country. it has now got rid of the disease, and although there's a threat of a new outbreak, people are hopeful they have seen the end of the ebola in liberia there are concerns in seer and guinea those two countries
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seeing nine new cases a week. earlier erica pitzi talked to a professor at the mt sinai school of medicine and asked how liberia was able to eradicate ebola. >> they had the resources - liberia had 501 doctors, disfunctional hospitals, lack of public health no access to clean water, chlorination. all those things are vital. we needed a massive response in terms of the investment in public health infrastructure and the investment in human resources - caregivers doctors, nurses community health workers, all those at the front line to get the job done. >> and will you keep the resources going in order to make sure to keep the country ebola free. >> we had to. we know that outbreaks are inevitable. endemics and pandemics are possible. it is a failure to invest in
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public health. that's what we need. i'm a critical care paediatric specialist. it is what protects all of us from the global threats coming up americans not ready to buy a home have the option of renting. now renting is quickly becoming unaffordable. a deeper looking at how millions of americans are faced with unaffordable houses next three confirmed twisters touching bound in texas one is dead in cisco. another update later this hour in al jazeera america
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t is what protects all of us touching bound in texas, one is in al jazeera america n al jazeera america it's saturday night. that means it's time to take a deeper look at unaffordable housing in the rates. wages are stagnant, your rents are not. that is causing headaches for people. we begin in san francisco, where a tight rental market and a tech
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boom is causing problems. thousands of long-time tenants are being evicted. lisa bernhard have their story. >> reporter: san francisco residents take to the streets of a state they consider home but fear they'll have to leave. >> we will fight this day. don't take our rites and homes away. >> reporter: rents are sky rocketing, as a result of a tech boom. a tenant asked for an increase of 4%. they are leading to confrontation, evictions, lawsuits headaches and heartaches. this is one of those caught in the cross-hairs. the school teacher lived in a san francisco neighbourhood rich with latino culture for nine
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tears. soon after a new landlord bout the building, she received an eviction notice. >> i had a panic. i looked on craigslist, over 120 days to move, i need to find a place. >> reporter: she's not the only one. the san francisco rent board says the number of eviction notices filed with the board have gone up 55% in the past five years. her new landlord works for google and did not respond to our attempts for comment. it's a common story where an economy is bringing in new residents and big sums of money. eric manages 2400 unit. he says the city benefits from the money pouring in, businesses. >> if google gets to a point they can't house employees, they'll move. california and the state at large can't afford that to happen. searching for a compromise, the san franciscan mayor welcomes the new residents and is trying to keep current san francisco's
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here too. >> we are making sure the >> is there things you can do and tenants get arbitration. before it gets to arbitration. >> of course, we are espousing that we need neighbourhood stabilisation, we want property owners to represent a value in tenant relationships. >> this is one of the solution - new housing construction. most of the units will be for sale or rent at market rates, and that will not alleviate housing problems for claudio and others who are evicted and cannot afford these or much else in the city. she is used to paying $1600 a month for a 2-bed room apartment. market rate is $3,000 to $4,000. >> how can the person that own
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the burritho shop afford to live in that neighbourhood. >> i don't know how to answer that. we have 30 years of bad housing policy. >> reporter: claudio agrees. she is fighting her eviction in court now, the gapp between what people make and what they need to make to rent an affordable apartment is eye opening. a house with one full-time worker making the federal minimum wage can afford $377 in rent. then there's the money you should maybe to afford the average rent, the average renter wage. based on that number, a household with one full-time worker should pay $760 in rent. they can't. the fact is last year the fair market value for a one bedroom apartment was $788. add another bedroom and it jumps to $984. that means two incomes are a must, and that puts single parents at a disadvantage.
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the problem is worse in new york city. here housing is in short supply. when the city holds a lottery for affordable apartments, new yorkers jump. then the problem is too many applicants, too few apartments. morgan radford picks up the story from there. >> this is it. >> reporter: this is your beautiful apartment. this is your kitchen. . >> this is my kitchen. >> this 61-year-old won the lottery, who out of 1.5 million won a subsidised rental apartment last year. >> this is the bathroom. >> reporter: this is the bathroom. >> this is kevin's room and my master bedroom. that is the walk-in closet. >> reporter: you have all this. >> i have everything i wanted in my life. >> reporter: the market value $2100. how much do you pay now? >> $828 a month. >> reporter: ms christopher, a
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home health aid had to meet income and credit requirements to qualify. >> i used to work $7.25 an hour. >> reporter: not everyone is so lucky. so we are at a church in brooklyn where people have come to learn to navigate the new york city lottery process and have come here to figure out how to best maximise their chances. tonnes of people are here, waiting for answers. erica sims is a director from the mutual housing association in new york. it holds seminars like these to help new yorkers fill out the lottery applications. >> the way the city is structured, there's a lot of jobs that don't pay money for you to live here. someone can't work here and live in another state. >> reporter: living in new york is hard. it has one of the highest cost of living in the entire country. in fact, in new york city, the median rent rose more than 10% between 2006 and 2013, and that is why incomes are stagnant or
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even declined. it's harder to rent if you have bad credit, especially seeing new york developers are allowed to set their own criteria. >> they say it's affordable. they do a credit search. a lot of us have hardship. why should we be crucified. a lot of times people have bad credit have no relationship as to whether they'll be a bad tenant for you and your building. >> what it someone says you can't pay your credit card bill, how will you pay me as landlord. >> sometimes the issue with credit is you don't have credit cards, you have almost no credit. that's because you have a low income, and you are living pay check to pay check. >> those living pay check to pay check the demand for an affordable home is higher. take this brooklyn building. this area has 38 units. guess how many people applied. over 80,000.
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it's more than 2,000 applicants for each unit. howard is the vice president for policy research. he is from the manhattan institute. what about those that say a diverse new york is the best new york. look, neighbourhoods in new york are organically diverse. they are fancy buildings near less expensive buildings. i don't think we have to choreograph that. ms christopher is thankful for the lottery, because now she has a new home. >> it's all my dreams come drew. >> more than a million new yorkers are holding on to the dream hoping they'll be lucky keep in mind the federal minimum wage was $7.25. the rule of thumb is that renters shouldn't pay more than 30% of the money on rent. here is how they rank. hawaii - workers need to make
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$31.54 an hour to afford a 2 bedroom apart. columbia second, california and virginia as the most expensive state. an affordable place to rent is nebraska. you need to make $13.49 to afford a 2 bedroom apartment. the least expensive is arkansas, it's $12.50 needed to represent a place there. -- to rent a place there. which is $5 more than the federal minimum wage. here is something else to consider. most of the job growth occurred in low-wage industries, according to the bureau of labour statistics, it is expected to continue over the next five years. joining us from washington is victoria steiner, a real estate broker and sherry is a real estate attorney with the think tank carnegie group, joining us from fort lauderdale, florida. thank you both for being with us tonight. based on the numbers we are seeing, we can't keep up with
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our rent, especially our wages. is there anything in washington in government who understands it? >> i think the mayor of new york understands it. he wants to help people to live and afford to live in manhattan, and the burrows, and is asking developers right now when they are applying to build the high-rises to put aside housing for the middle income people and the lotteries. he's open to having people have affordable housing in new york. >> but he is asking the developers, are they listening? >> they are listening, because we understand that new york has to be diverse. there has to be housing for everybody. from everybody who is in business, to the person that actually, you know, picks up your plate at the restaurant. everyone needs housing, and everyone needs affordable housing.
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>> how should people feel, because one of those buildings in new york involves the back elevator, where the rich people walk in the front door, and the not so rich go up the back elevator. >> well, it's not the back elevator, there's two separate entrances. sometimes they change up the amenities, and they have the pool and gym, and they won't use one or the other. they just don't want the people to, i guess, come together because if someone is paying $2 million-$3 million, they don't want someone paying $1500 a month for two bedroom to be in the same type of lobby. i disagree with that, that is wrong. that's what people are doing, unfortunately. if these numbers are so bad, why aren't renters rising up in outrage, or are they? >> this is a problem for a long time. it's just coming to the forefront now. it's impacting people who are not low income earners.
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we base the affordable houses on ami. the programs gear the programme towards low earners, because of the wage disparity that you mentioned, the fact that people earn 8% less effective earn than before the bubble burst, home rent and purchase prices is outpacing wages, in 75% of the market. this is becoming an issue impacting first responders, maybe that's where we'll end. a lot of experts blame outbursts on what we basically term housing apartheid. the freddy gray incident happened, many blame the problems on housing issues, a lot of folks blame "charlie hebdo" on housing issues and wrongdoers coming from housing projects.
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places like new york and san francisco have been experimenting. they got a lot of attention. new york tried zonings. income earners pay for housing. you mentioned two things. i don't want to let you know go without pointing them out. one is rental apartheid, and poor doors. does that sound plausible. >> it doesn't. the question bails down to who is responsible. is it fair to put this on for profit developers, some of whom may be our own pension funds. it's a matter of who will be accountable for this . >> i'll ask you, ms steiner, everyone in washington has someone lobbying for them and the fact we are talking
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about this after president obama came to washington saying there's a gap between the haves and have not. who is lobbying and on the other side. >> i don't think anyone is lobbying for non-affordable. people really want everyone to have access to housing. when the developers apply for the permits and they want to build 30 storey, and can only build 20. the government gives them the right to do that, if they give the 10 storeys to affordable housing. everyone wants to give everyone a shot what are extreme stories you hear about people trying to make ends met when they can't afford to do so. >> there's a lot of my friends coming out of school have two income households. i haven't seen that in many years. when people come and want to rent an apartment today, they have to show 40 times the rent. if you are going into a $4,000
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apartment you have to show me you make $160,000 a year, that's difficult for someone coming out of school. >> that is a good point. we have almost 180 millennials coming out. they are renters. they are often people out of school. that's where the housing market begin, this is the first time that we have the beginning of an unhealthy market, because of the rental rate, folks having a hard time saving a down payment. if there's an impact it will affect all of us. >> reporter: i want to look at this higher housing playing a big part in how the younger generation makes plans for the future. according to ernst&young. finding a home is a number one factor than even having children saying it topped
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benefits salary and flexible and parental leave. i want to go to you on this. we thought of, i guess, renting as something that was temporary. we thought about a minimum wage as being a stopgap measure. now people need a minimum wage job as a real job, it it's the only place that people can afford. what will it take to change that? >> correct. the good news is that rental rates this year, the increase in rates exceeds the increase in home purchase prices. at this point an average mortgage takes up 20% of your income, average rental takes up 30%. for 20% of renters, the rent is 50%. the rent to own ratio in more and more markets will favor owning. we'll see more looking to buy. hopefully the government is opening up the credit area. 90% of millennials borrow money to purchase. we have a problem with inventory. we need to figure out a way to encourage builders to build
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only one in five constructions is affordable for first-time buyers. we'll see that. the only long-term remedy against rising rents is sustainable home ownership. >> i want you to hold on. i want to bring in air b&b. some say it contributes to the housing crisis. air-b&b is a website that allows travellers to rent homes and apartments from their owners. in new york city that map is being yanked. lori jane gliha investigates why. >> it makes me nervous. >> reporter: john reids lived in this manhattan building since 1992. he and others in the building say apartments occupied by neighbours are now represented -- rented to out of town visitors for a few days or weeks at a time. in new york city it's illegal to rent out the apartment for fewer than 30 days, unless you are living there too.
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a report last year from new york's attorney-general found 72% of air b&b rentals were illegal. they were short-term rentals of entire apartments, something senator kruger called illegal hotelling. >> every time another affordable apartment leaves the market, that adds to the problems of everyone else who is trying to afford to live in the city of new york. it's a shrinking world. >> shrinking because more than 13,000 apartments and homes in new york city is year round short-term rental on air b&b. that is according to the website inside air b&b. which scrapes the data from air b&b's listings. i rented the apartment on air b&b, and with rental and cleaning fees we have $329 for a night. it feels a lot like a hotel room, it's clear that no one is living here.
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it's the short-term rental taking away apartments for new yorkers. here is a break down of my bill. rental, cleaning fees $65. i paid a $35 service fee to air b&b. the company also charges the host a 3% fee. that means air b&b made $44 off my one-night stay. if you rent out apartments that are supposed to be available for residents from the city of new york as your business model, find a legal business. most of us have to find legal ways to make an engine. -- make app income. >> most cities, as they recognise the shared economy, they are helping their citizens make ends met, experience new things and are embracing those things figuring out where to draw smart lines. in new york, there hasn't been a smart line drawn, that's the only thing we need to work on. >> in new york where most air b&b rentals are illegal, there may be more than that to work
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on, so new yorkers like john reids don't end up singing the blues. and so victoria steiner is air b&b - i've heard them called bootleg bedrooms. is it a good or bad idea? >> it's a horrible idea for new york. new york, we are used to vertical living. we live in apartments, condos, co-ops. you need a one year lease. most buildings are one year, not one night, two weeks. it's one year, and what happens is they are scrutinized, you have to make sure there's no criminal record, you make enough money to pay the $5,000 or $10,000 a month. what happens here is people take their apartment they rent for $5,000, they rent it per night
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and make money, this is their business on the side. the landlord is hurt, it's wear and tear. and the next door neighbour, i don't know who is living there, is it a child molester or a criminal. there's no background checks on these people. this city is not getting taxable income. it's not fair to anybody. >> do you agree? >> yes, i do rent an apartment in new york city, and i would never consider renting it through air b&b. it's an interesting business model. like uber and other ways to leverage unused resources. i don't see it as the end of new york renters, i think that more often you have a rogue renter who is shot down by the renter. -- shot down by the condo. i don't see that as the end of renting - sustainable renting in new york.
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a bigger issue for new york city is foreign investors, buying unit there, oftentimes to park their money in the united states, and not using the units. they are vacant units that other cannot access. they are driving up the prices and are not adding to the local economy. they are not there most of the time. they are not spending at the dry cleaners or restaurants. the other issue is the uber luxury condos which are making normal condos for high owners unaffordable. we are talking 80 million, and the porsche tower. most is foreign money. >> we have about a minute left. >> the property taxes are $80,000 a month. >> the last question, we get a mortgage deduction for real estate. should we have reduction for reject. i only have about 15 seconds for each of you on this one. >> i think we should, we don't. if you rent an apartment and pay $6,000, it's done. no deduction.
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>> i'm an advocate for tax incentives for home owners. interest and capital gains. there has been research where taxes are reduced or eliminated and home ownership rates go down, valuation plummet. the idea of encouraging folks with rates rising. anything we can do to make permanent home ownership sustainable is a good idea. . >> thank you both for being with us this evening. >> victoria steiner, real estate broker. and sherry with the think tank. thank you for being with us. coming up the storm system that is active tonight. the latest with kevin corriveau. >> we are looking at weather tomorrow with the storm. i'll bring you the update on tropical storm anna as we look at what will happen tomorrow. more news after this.
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take a look at the images damage reports coming in from a series of storms in the center of the country. the worst hit area appears to be cisco texas, where a tornado ripped through the area, killing one, leaving others missing at this hour. you can see the destruction left behind. houses exploded. or were blown away. leaving only the foundation. we go back to kevin corriveau with an update on the storms and the forecast. >> you look at the video you are surprised there was only one casualty. they were reporting and forecasting that this would be a devastating storm. 48 hours ago, so people across the region had plenty of time to watch what happened day by day as the storms progressed. we'll see more. i want to show you what we have seen over the last - the last six hours.
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let me put this in motion and show the tornados. where we see the red dots that's where we see the tornados. this is the cisco tornado. as you can see, a lot of tornados in the west of cannes sarks and here to eastern colorado. this is the main system here. behind it we have a lot of snow. i'll talk about that in a moment. tomorrow our weather threat continues. we are looking at anywhere from iowa to texas, so some of the same places that saw the damage will be under the gun tomorrow especially here across north central texas. as we go to monday we slide to the east. texas will see a problem. talking about snow the same system bringing in a lot of cold air behind it. we'll see between one and two feet of snow for parts of wyoming and the northern parts of colorado as we go through the next 24-48 hours.
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also, at 11 o'clock eastern, we have the latest advisory for the tropical storm. close to the border of north and south carolina we expect to see probably within the next 7-8 hours, the storm system making landfall across the area. storm surge, riptide is a big problem here. i'll show you what we expect to see. it will make landfall. we can see plenty of rain coming out. anywhere between 6 and 8 inches of rain. >> a tropical storm, and snow. >> nothing out of the ordinary mothers from across the nation gathering in washington d.c. to protest police brutality. [ chanting ] it's called the millions mums march, sponsored by mothers for justice united. many were parents whose children were killed by police.
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many marching demanding equality in the name of their children that died. a little more than two years ago, tony harris our friend and colleague took a film crew to his home down in baltimore, and wanted to show how bad the city's schools are. at that time they had one of the highest dropout rates in the nation. in his documentary, a mother talks about the fear and hopelessness she felt when it came to her son's future. >> not my biggest fear. i used to say i'm standing in front of the judge saying don't give my son the death penalty. he's a product of his environment. he tried, and he - it's hard to thing that one day your son will be in gaol your son will be - but i'm realistic about things and with the way his education is going now, and with the way his behaviour is, and like you
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said baltimore city i think it's a good - it's a strong possibility that he will be. it scares me you can see her story and more in a few minutes at the top of the hour. the documentary is called "educating black boys" coming up at midnight eastern. 9:00 p.m. sherpas turning their backs on mount everest to aid family and friends. this time, the daughter of raul castro - leading a massive same-sex ceremony rally.
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suspect. in nepal the death toll from the earthquake is approaching 8,000 people. among them 19 who died on mount everest in an avalanche. with the climbing season cancelled, dealing a below to the livelihood of sherpas. >> reporter: it's not what he's used to carrying on his back. for this man, getting the family supplies is just as important for the moment. he should be guiding mountaineers and trekkers across the peak of himalayas. nepal's earthquake ended the season. money is tight. his wife has to decide what to cook and how many meals to have in a day. >> my village not destroyed much, but is still affected. we have a problem here to live in kathmandu - it's very expensive. financially it's very, very bad. >> reporter: he reminisces with
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his daughter and is worried about his family far away. some are alive, but cut off from the world. no help has come yet. his cousin died, but he wanted to go. the journey is unsafe. roads blocked and bridges out. it's a worry not just for him but many others that depend on foreign tourists. the community is recovering from the deaths of a dozen sherpas year ago, killed in an avalanche. that tourist season came to an abrupt end. earnings plummeted. the earthquake brought more hardship. this is a funeral for a sherpa killed in the quake. the family and community gathered to pay respects. it's hard to bear for any community. >> translation: nepal has come to a standstill with last
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year's disaster and now this. we are trying to help the sherpa as much as we can. we are needing the government government to understand this and help too. >> reporter: the disaster of the last is it months affected the sherpas to earn a decent living. the focus of sherpa work is to help in the rescue and recovery effort. their knowledge of the earthquake-effective zone is imperative for search teams. with the infrastructure all but destroyed, it's hard to believe it will be up and running in 12 months, leaving sherpas with an uncertain future. tourists know the importance of having a sherpa guide with them. >> we feel safer. it's good to have them. sometimes it's less difficult to find a way. it's easier with a guide. >> sherpas hope to earn as much as 1,000 in a regular season. usually it's enough to see them through the year. praying for help is all they can do right now.
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president raul castro's daughter overseeing a symbolic wedding for gay couples in havana. same-sex marriages there are illegal. lucia newman was at the parade. >> reporter: a conga parade calling for the end of homophobia and the right to same-sex marriage. homosexuals were arrested for gathering. gays lesbians and transsexuals were led by the head of the national centre for sex education, who happens to be the president's daughter. as part of festivities, a canadian priest blessed unions of love. >> translation: we are living in a chooufinnist society, little by little they are accepting us. >> reporter: how things have
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changed. this activist recalls how in the late '60s, and '70s cubans were persecuted rounded up and sent to camps. >> translation: i was fired from my job because i did not fit the parameters. it was part of the soviet influence. we asked maria castro g her father approves of the reforms she was fighting for. >> yes, he changed the way he was thinking. my mother had a lot to do with changing his mind. with politicians, you don't just criticize, you have to give them a plan of action. >> this is the first time this has been given a high profile. more than a gathering of gays lesbians and tran sexuals. this is about raising awareness and tolerance among the cuban population at large. >> there is strong resistance as in many countries, but the
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big shift here is that it's no longer the government that is leading the charge against non-heterosexuals. i'm del walters,
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hello, i'm tony harris. stories about racial unrest in major u.s. cities like baltimore captured headlines around the world. we have seen thousands of people of all races, all across the nation protesting against the unexplained death of a black man who was injured while in police custody. freddie gray's spine was severed. police officers are facing charges. for me stories about confrontations between african-americans and baltimore police are nothing new. i was born there, grew up there


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