What Do You Give Up to Live in the Bay Area?
Last Thursday Forum launched KQED’s “Priced Out: The Bay Area’s High Cost of Housing,” discussing what’s driving the market, what these prohibitive costs mean for the region, and what to expect in the short and long term.
The news wasn’t good for anyone trying to move anytime soon: San Francisco has the second-least affordable rental market in the U.S. despite having the highest minimum wage.
One guest went so far to say, “God wanted the Bay Area to be expensive,” citing the lack of space to expand development and good weather.
Yet some of us — lots of us — are still able to live here. But how?
That’s what we want know: what do you sacrifice to be able to afford housing in the Bay Area. Here’s how some listeners have weighed in …