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The state’s affordability crisis prompts vows from gubernatorial candidates Gavin Newsom and John Cox to revive the California Dream.

As cities look for ways to tackle homelessness and the state pours half a billion dollars into finding solutions, we look at the science of empathy.

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.

California's birth rate has dipped below the national average—and experts say the state's soaring housing costs are crimping its fertility.

The state’s notoriously high housing costs are gobbling up paychecks, leaving many teetering on the brink of financial disaster.

There are around 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More than 11,000 of them live in California.

Chad Bordes is 46 and has an MBA. But between high rents and student loan debt, he's struggling.

California’s $2.75 trillion economy makes it the world’s sixth largest. But that ranking disguises an economic fault-line: The decline of the middle class.

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