The Bay Area needs more than 160,000 additional homes to house its poorest residents, according to a report published Thursday that offers new insight into the extent of the region’s ongoing affordable housing crisis.

The massive housing shortage spans Bay Area counties, but is worse in the South Bay

There are only 35 affordable units available for every 100 extremely low-income households in the combined area of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Marin counties, according to the report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. It’s even worse in the South Bay, where there are just 29 homes available for every 100 extremely low-income households in Santa Clara and San Benito counties. Read more


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