HousingMy house or my beach? How California’s housing crisis could weaken its coastal protections
The California Coastal Commission has broad authority to protect the state's shoreline. Now, some want to curtail its power over affordable housing proposals.
HomelessnessA California city was making a difference on homelessness. Then the money ran out
Gov. Gavin Newsom poured ‘unprecedented’ money into homelessness, but providers say his use of one-time grants does not allow for long-term solutions to the state’s biggest crisis.
HousingHow Texas shrank its homelessness population — and what it can teach California
Texas recorded a 28% drop in homelessness since 2012, while California’s homeless population grew by 43%. What's behind the diverging trends, and what can California learn from programs in Houston, Austin and San Antonio?
HousingInside a Texas homeless village that inspires California replicas: Art, movies and a fishing pond
California cities looking for homeless solutions are visiting a quirky tiny home village in Austin, Texas. They like what they see, but can they replicate the community it provides?
HousingCalifornia can’t — or won’t — match Texas’ approach to homelessness. Here are 4 reasons why
The homeless population fell by a third in Texas over the past decade as it surged in California. The cost of living is a big reason Texas is doing a better job at alleviating homelessness.
HousingA Texas city shelters nearly all homeless residents in one place. It’s turning heads in California
San Antonio’s Haven for Hope offers a place to sleep for anyone in need. Some in California would love to replicate its scale, but its strict rules have others questioning its approach.
PoliticsShe lost her home. She doesn’t want to lose her city council seat
An Ojai City Councilmember moved out of her district after losing her home and is in danger of losing her seat. She and her supporters say it’s a dramatic demonstration of California’s affordable housing crisis.
Mental HealthNewsom is proposing a boost in mental health funding. Why children’s advocates are worried
The spending change would prioritize housing for homeless people, which children's mental health advocates fear will cut their funding.
HousingThe biggest survey of homeless Californians in decades shows why so many are on the streets
The largest survey of homeless Californians in decades aims to dispel myths about what drives that state’s most pressing crisis. It found that addiction and mental health conditions rarely cause homelessness.
HousingRents soared 151%. Under California’s new law, tenants are getting a refund
Tenants complained about steep rent increases from a Silicon Valley landlord. Now, 20 of them will get a refund under a state rent control law.