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.

The New Mega Real Estate Projects Promising to Transform Bay Area Neighborhoods

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'Nothing Compassionate About Someone Dying in the Streets': Newsom Proposes $2 Billion to Address Homelessness

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Flush With Cash, Governor Newsom Wants to Invest in Pandemic Response, Universal Health Access, Fighting Inequality

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California Court OKs Controversial Newark Housing Plan Along Its Climate-Vulnerable Wetlands

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SF Supervisors Approve Mayor Breed's State of Emergency Declaration for the Tenderloin

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SF Mayor Breed Declares State of Emergency in Tenderloin

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The Bay Is Rising. Newark Residents Wonder Why The City Plans to Develop Its Shoreline

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'Is He Going to Kick Us to the Street?': A Walnut Creek Mom Fights to Keep Her Apartment Amid Alleged Landlord Harassment

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Half Moon Bay's 'Big Wave' Community Welcomes Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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