It seems that almost everyone in the Bay Area has a housing horror story to tell. Anecdotes abound of renters spending months looking for a new place, and the pound of flesh extracted when they do find one. Equally scary are the stories from aspiring, seemingly qualified homeowners who are turned away by banks.
Throughout 2014, KQED brought out the facts and stories behind the Bay Area housing crisis as part of our series called ‘Priced Out.’ We told the stories of people struggling and surviving amidst the increasing cost of living. We examined the changing neighborhoods and cities in the Bay Area, looked at who is getting evicted and why, as well as the potential solutions that have emerged.