Half the state’s households struggle to afford the roof over their heads. Homeownership -- once a staple of the California Dream -- is at its lowest rate since World War II. Nearly 70 percent of poor Californians see the majority of their paychecks go immediately to escalating rents.
This month, state lawmakers are debating a long-delayed housing package.
Here’s what you need to know about one of California’s most vexing issues.
John Osborn D’Agostino contributed to this story.
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