We talk a lot about the Bay Area's housing and homelessness crises. But it might be even worse on the Central Coast, which has some of the highest poverty rates in the state. At one school district in Salinas, more than 3,300 students — 40 percent of the student population — are considered homeless.
Read more of Vanessa Rancaño's reporting from Salinas:
- For Many Students in Salinas, Homelessness Has Become the Norm
- As Homelessness Rises, Salinas Officials Make Strides in Identifying Vulnerable Students
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