California’s Essential Workers and Their Housing Needs

Fact Sheet

Frontline essential workers show up to work while others can work from home.

The University of California Berkeley defines these workers as those who work in a non-managerial or non-technical occupation in an Essential Critical Infrastructure industry. Frontline essential workers—many of whom are Latinx—also face housing insecurity and overcrowding. This fact sheet gives a profile of California’s frontline essential workers, where they live, and their housing challenges.


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