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The West Coast’s extreme heat and wildfires have another hidden danger

16 Sep 2020

Affordable housing is at risk, and policymakers need to act now to protect it.

As repeated heat waves blister urban residents and the West Coast regularly erupts in devastating wildfires, a disproportionate amount of low-income households are feeling the burn. According to recent research, a large amount of California’s subsidized housing is located in areas facing risk of wildfire or the impacts of extreme heat—two problems only expected to get worse as the climate continues to change.

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