KQED aims to tell the story of how California got into a housing affordability crisis by exploring the history and regional policies of the Bay Area. We want to know how marginalized residents are affected.

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Newsom Relents, Agrees to Release $1 Billion in Homelessness Funding Despite Lackluster Local Plans

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Rent Stabilization and Affordable Housing Measures Do Well in US Midterm Elections

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Thousands of Dollars in Donations to Veterans, Unhoused People May Be the Latest Victims of Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover

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Here's How Every Bay Area Housing Ballot Measure Fared This Election

Berkeley: BART Housing at Center of Close City Council Race

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In Pushing Affordable Housing Measures, Local Leaders Ask Voters to Contend With Racist Housing Law

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Richmond Considers Stronger Rent Caps as Inflation Soars

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Newsom Campaigned on Building 3.5 Million Homes. He Hasn't Gotten Even Close

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Should SF and Berkeley Tax Empty Homes, Following Oakland's Lead?

KQED's Housing Desk is supported by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.