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.

A housing complex under construction with scaffolding and a fence in front of it.

California Eases Zoning Laws to Pave Way for Affordable Teacher Housing

Mayor London Breed sits in a red chair on a stage, wearing black framed glasses, holding her hand up with her pointer finger up as if to articulate a point. The backs of two chairs can be seen at either side of her, out of focus, in the foreground.

From Fixing Homelessness to Arresting Fentanyl Dealers, SF Mayor Breed Bemoans City Hall Red Tape

a red and white 'no parking' sign is seen on a street where an RV is parked

Mountain View RV Residents Face New Parking Restrictions Oct. 1. Here's What to Know

An aerial view of a housing development in Oakland. The building is more than a frame but not yet complete, and a crane sticks out from the roof. Far in the background, Oakland's downtown area.

California Clears a Path for Housing Developers to Build on Commercial Lots

A banner on a building says 'Rent Strike!'

Faced With Backlog, San Francisco Hits Pause on New Applications for COVID Rent Assistance

A man wearing a short sleeved black shirt with tattoos on his arms and a nose ring sits on steps with his hands together.

Unhoused San Francisco Residents Sue City Over Displacement, Rights Violations

elderly man in blue shirt with large white beard sits on step outside an RV truck parked at the side of a street

'We Are Also Worthy of This Place': Mountain View Settles Lawsuit Over RV Parking

a sign reads "Housing is a human right" in a homeless encampment

Audit Shows Oakland Spent $70 Million on Homelessness Programs Without Tracking Outcomes

San Jose Sweeps One of Its Largest Homeless Encampments

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