Homelessness



Where Does California’s Homeless Population Come From?

By: Inyoung Kang November 6, 2019 — Today, we have a dispatch from our colleague Marie Tae McDermott, who tackled the latest installment of our series answering readers’ questions about inequality in California: Christine Kroger, a reader…






Low Income Seniors At Risk Of Homelessness In Novato

By: Susie Steimle October 23, 2019 — NOVATO – More than 100 low income senior citizens living in affordable housing in Novato are worried they’re being priced out. Novato’s senior citizen population grew by more…


As Homelessness Surges in California, So Does a Backlash

By: Thomas Fuller, Tim Arango and Louis Keene October 21, 2019 — OAKLAND, Calif. — Insults like “financial parasites” and “bums” have been directed at them, not to mention rocks and pepper spray. Fences, potted…



New Research: Unsheltered Homelessness is a Health Crisis

By: Joy Moses October 17, 2019 — Unsheltered individuals manage profound health challenges that broadly define them as a social group. This is the basic conclusion of a recent California Policy Lab (CPL) brief—Health Conditions…










Housing Affordability Crisis Fuels Poverty in California

By: Rene Cristian September 12, 2019 — PERSPECTIVE — California has a shocking 18.2 poverty rate — the second highest in the nation, according to a recent article in the Sacramento Bee. The statewide housing affordability crisis, which has…