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Housing, homelessness and the California Dream

Adriene Hill/California Dream
| For many, the California Dream has been shrunk down to keeping a place to live

A deeper dive into California's housing and homelessness crisis

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What we know about the relationship between housing costs and homelessness.

Where do people get money for CA homes? Often, mom and dad

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Federal data shows first-time buyers in California increasingly rely on family for help.

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Do housing costs deserve some of the blame for California’s falling fertility rate?

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The state’s fertility rate has dropped to near-record lows, about 1.76 children per woman.

Not living in the dorms? Good luck figuring out what college is gonna cost

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Inaccurate cost of attendance estimates can throw off students’ budgeting and their financial aid packages.

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Fleeing war-torn homes for crippling rents — how California housing costs are creating a harsh reality for refugees

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Seventy hours a week driving Uber, peeing in a bottle, and still late with the rent; refugee agencies are rethinking strategies in the “resistance state.”

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One state, unaffordable: Your housing questions, answered

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When it comes to living in California and why it costs so much — you have a lot of questions. We set out to get answers.

Is CEQA protecting natural beauty — or blocking affordable housing?

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Habitat for Humanity wants to build affordable housing in Redwood City, but a nearby resident is using the California Environmental Quality Act to stop the apartments.

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