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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, unaffordable housing costs represented one of California’s most pressing challenges – and the job losses triggered by stay-home orders necessary to address the public health emergency threaten to exacerbate this long-standing crisis. Housing affordability is a problem throughout the state when housing costs are compared to incomes, and the Californians who are most affected by the affordability crisis are renters, households with the lowest incomes, people of color, and immigrants.

See our report — Staying Home During California’s Affordability Crisis — by Research Associate, Aureo Mesquita, and Senior Policy Analyst, Sara Kimberlin to learn more.

This video is part of our Policy Perspectives Speaker Series. Thank you to our 2020 series sponsors: First 5 California, First 5 LA, and the Stupski Foundation, for making this programming possible.

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