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After Wildfire, How Do We Rebuild for a “Resilient Recovery”?

By Sarah Bardeen

At least one in 12 California homes is at high risk of burning in a wildfire—yet state and local land use policies still incentivize rebuilding in the wildland-urban interface. It doesn’t have to be that way, says the author of a new report.

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California’s High Housing Costs Increase Poverty

By Patricia Malagon, Caroline Danielson

Many families across the state struggle to afford housing, and periods of rising home prices—such as the pandemic recession—can pose a particularly large challenge.

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What Lessons Can Be Learned from Project Roomkey?

By Shannon McConville

Project Roomkey has provided emergency housing to more than 22,000 people experiencing homelessness amid the pandemic. Examining its impact, including the wide variation across counties, can provide lessons for how California tackles homelessness over the long term.


California’s Future: Housing

By Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

The high cost of housing has emerged as a threat to California’s future. There are no quick fixes, and state efforts to improve affordability and address homelessness must interact with local policies.

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