In 2018, the US Census Bureau reported 13.4 percent of California’s rental units were considered overcrowded. In the high-cost tech hubs of San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California, the problem is dramatic. Many low- wage, retail and service workers are forced into overcrowded houses, making it nearly impossible for families to abide by social distancing guidelines and easier to contract the coronavirus. Burdened by housing, economic, and health crises, residents are often choosing between eviction or living in an overcrowded house. “No matter what they decide, the risk is more exposure to this virus,” stated lawyer Nazanin Salehi, with the nonprofit group Community Legal Services.