Only tangentially part of the same problem, but California has a massive homeless problem. It is hard to ignore, with homeless encamped all over the Bay Area.
California's new governor has committed to finding a solution. And one of his ideas is to rezone and sponsor construction of dense, affordable housing near existing transit. It will be interesting to watch these up-scale suburbs with 'no-growth' zoning and ordinances on their books, forced to accept 'others' into their schools and communities.
Clearly they haven't found a solution on their own; a NYTimes article
this morning profiled a failed San Francisco plan to desegregate their schools.