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Matt Tinoco, Housing And Homelessness Reporter

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It's not just you. Southern California's sky-high housing costs are changing how we live and who can afford to keep a roof over their head. I will help you understand the factors that got us here, what's being done to help those struggling and new pressures around the corner.

The reality is housing is unaffordable for the majority of people who call Southern California home. Tens of thousands are falling into homelessness, and despite the presence of tremendous regional wealth, the resulting humanitarian crisis continues to worsen.


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As for me, I was born and raised in Greater Los Angeles. My family moved from rental house to rental house until my grandfather passed, and we inherited his 980 square-foot house (without a mortgage) in North Hollywood. These days I live "over the hill" in a rent-stabilized apartment.

Before I began work for KPCC/LAist, I worked as a freelance journalist in Los Angeles, fact-checked for Mother Jones Magazine in San Francisco, and was previously employed by LAist.com.

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