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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Inside Oakland's Largest Housing Megaproject

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California's COVID Rent Relief Program Struggles as Funds Dwindle

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Facing the Fire: California's Sierra Foothills Residents Race to Adapt

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The 'American Dream' Led San Jose to Urban Sprawl, but the Future Requires Density

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How Central Valley Farmworker Communities Are Tackling Climate Change

Sold Out: The Oakland Block That’s Ditching Natural Gas

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San Francisco Is Clearing Homeless Encampments Ahead of APEC

How the Bay Area's Biggest City Wants to Overcome Its Sprawl

San Francisco Takes Forever to Approve New Housing. California Officials Are Forcing Change