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Could this tax on vacant properties help end homelessness?

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| Oakland voters could approve the state’s first tax on privately owned vacant properties in November.

How a transportation safety net could keep more people off the streets

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Discounted transit fares and subsidies for new shared mobility tech, like scooters and ride-share, could help low-income people stay on their feet.

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Santa Monica Offers Cash To Seniors To Help With Rent

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As senior homelessness spikes in some parts of the state, Santa Monica is trying out rental subsidies to help keep its seniors off the streets.

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Housing, homelessness and the California Dream

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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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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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