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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.

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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A Dimming Dream of Retirement in California

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Escalating rent and healthcare costs are forcing many of California’s elderly, especially women, onto a path of downward mobility.

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Exploring The Promise — And Unintended Consequences — of Rent Control

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Toy cars are scattered across the floor in Marie Camacho’s small one-bedroom apartment in Sacramento. Photos of her 4-year-old boy, Julian, line the walls.

The real barrier to a college degree for low-income Californians: housing costs

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Rising tuition is compounded by the lack of affordable housing in the state and the high cost of living.

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