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 metal sign that reads "University of California."

California Colleges are Creating Centers to Assist Students With Their Basic Needs

a Black man in a white shirt makes pancakes, standing at the stove in his apartment

Project Roomkey is Closing Its Doors

Protesters push down a large fence in a park.

City of Berkeley Reconsiders, Then Sustains Police Tear Gas Ban Following Unrest at People's Park

two Farming Hope apprentices work by chopping vegetables in the Reffetorio San Francisco kitchen

Farming Hope Believes Every San Franciscan Should Have Access to a Nice Dining Experience

a Black man wearing a white shirt and glasses leans on the railing outside his apartment

Last Days at the Radisson: As State Shelter Program Shutters, Formerly Unhoused Residents in Oakland Brace for Next Steps

A man walking on a path carries a square piece of furniture toward an underpass. To his right, a sign reads '2121 Wood. 100% Affordable Housing'

Closure of Oakland's Largest Homeless Encampment Put on Hold — for Now

Sulima Navarrete, who is Latina, stands outside her home wearing a white shirt. Her hair is dark brown and pulled back. She is standing in a doorway, by a black metal fence with brickwall behind it. She is unsmiling.

Thousands of California Tenants Still Waiting on Rent Relief Can Be Evicted

A middle-aged Latina with long, brown hair, tortoiseshell glasses, and matte red lipstick stands outside beneath a lush, green, backlit tree, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, a gold ring on her right hand and a watch on her left wrist. She holds a sheaf of papers and what might be a phone in both hands as she speaks to what might be an unseen audience beyond and to the right of the camera. Behind her, to her left, is a dark blue tent with a handwritten sign on top. The words visible are "Alto a ... " on the top line and "Stop ... " on the bottom line. Behind her, to her right, is the top of a second, white tent. Barely visible in the background is what looks like a storefront, indicating this might be in a city park.

More California Cities Are Outlawing Harassment by Landlords

'My Roots Are at the Flea Market': As La Pulga Closure Looms Over Vendors, One San José Family Weighs the Future

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