As California legislators weigh, yet again, whether to do something about the housing crisis, they shouldn’t think about the young techies of San Francisco, who often are pitied for paying a small fortune to live in an apartment the size of a crawl space. They should think about the single moms with full-time jobs who are living out of their cars because they can’t afford rent. The homeless men sleeping in increasingly crowded encampments. The young people who died in the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, many of whom lived in the death trap because they couldn’t afford anything else.
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