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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Tenderloin’s Troubles Take Center Stage in City Elections

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San José Leaders Ban Homeless Encampments Near Schools

'Not What I Signed Up For': SF Librarians Demand More Security Guards

California’s $20 Billion Effort to Combat Homelessness Fails to Curb Rising Unhoused Population

After Delays, Vallejo's Homeless Shelter Finally Underway

Homes on Treasure Island sit vacant due to radiological cleanup at the site on July 6, 2022.

Audit Finds SF Homeless Housing Provider Misspent Taxpayer Money

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Controversial California Law Meant to Spur New Housing Could Get More Teeth

Applications to Open for San Francisco’s 1st Affordable Housing Project for Educators

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UC Berkeley's Plan to Build Housing on People's Park Heads to California Supreme Court

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California May Cut 2 CalWORKS Programs Over Budget Deficit, Potentially Affecting Thousands of Families