Carly Stern is a freelance reporter based in San Francisco who covers housing, disability policy, urban life and economic inequality. She won a San Francisco Press Club Award in 2019 for her multimedia investigation into why the “benefit cliff” pushes people with disabilities to get divorced. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Lily and other national publications.
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