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It seems that almost everyone in the Bay Area has a housing horror story to tell. Anecdotes abound of renters spending months looking for a new place, and the pound of flesh extracted when they do find one. Equally scary are the stories from aspiring, seemingly qualified homeowners who are turned away by banks.

Over the coming months KQED will bring you the facts and stories of the Bay Area housing crisis. We'll tell the stories of people struggling and surviving amidst the increasing cost of living. We'll take you into changing neighborhoods and cities, look at who is getting evicted and why, as well as show you what possible solutions look like.

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