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.

More Than 500 Bay Area Residents Have Been Evicted During the Pandemic, Despite Protections

Marquisse Moore outside his home

How One California City Is Working to Stop Homelessness – Before It Happens

‘Help Them Stay Afloat’: Santa Clara County Fund Throws Lifeline to Thousands of Struggling Renters

Police Search for Man Filmed Vandalizing Novato Homeless Encampment

A woman standing in front of apartments, wearing a mask that reads 'housing is a human right'

Bay Area Landlords Are Opening Their Doors to Formerly Homeless Residents Amid Mounting Vacancies

How to Negotiate a Rent Reduction During the Pandemic

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Facebook Pledges $150 Million to Build Affordable Housing in the Bay Area


With Looming Threat of Evictions, California Bill Would Extend Renter Protections Through 2021

Rents Fall in Parts of California, But Housing Insecurity Still High

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