It’s no secret that California is struggling to make room for more affordable housing, and that increasing rents are contributing to homelessness.
But what exactly do we mean when we talk about affordable housing?
For this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia unpack how affordable housing works  and consider how San Diegans are affected.
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