Housing woes; COVID deaths at food plant; assault in prison; abating lead in Milwaukee; racism as public health crisis. Of note: This week we highlight the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s examination of the human and economic impact of northeastern Wisconsin’s lack of affordable housing. Reporter Jeff Bollier tells the story of Amber Edwards, who faced a years-long crisis beginning in 2018 after her landlord sold the duplex she shared with her 2-year-old daughter and her daughter’s father, thrusting the family into a fruitless search for an affordable place to live. Even a new job couldn’t help Edwards avoid homelessness before she emerged from poverty with help from a church program. “I got a raise,” Edwards told Bollier, “and it launched me into another spiral where my rent and FoodShare benefits dropped off immediately. My responsibility for (health care) and rent went up over $600. I lost my food benefits and most of my child care.” The story was produced for the NEW News Lab (Northeast Wisconsin News Lab), a new Microsoft-funded collaborative that provides technology support, capacity building and additional funding to boost local journalism and newsrooms. Wisconsin Watch is a member of the collaborative.