Podcast: halting Iskan loans will impact first-time home buyers in Lebanon

I guest co-host the 20th episode of The Lebanese Politics Podcast with Benjamin Redd. We discuss Lebanon news of September 23 – 28, including a controversial street name in Ghobeiry, the new Saudi ambassador to Lebanon, more Syrian refugee returns, Ain al-Hilweh on edge, the difficulties in implementing Lebanon’s access to information law, and the latest on the budget.

The main topic: real estate, how the halt of Public Corporation for Housing subsidized loans (Iskan loans) will impact first-time home buyers, the pricing out of Lebanese from Beirut, and whether we can say that we have reached a crisis point in the Lebanese real estate market. Find it wherever you listen to podcasts or on Soundcloud following this link: