The Opportunity Center serves the unhoused populations of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, with affordable housing and supportive services like hot breakfasts and a clothing closet of donated items.
Equity Residential is opposing a proposed city law that would provide relocation benefits to displaced tenants, tighten restrictions on demolishing buildings and offer protection from landlord harassment.
Forty-nine-year-old Darlene Gonzalez is a Mountain View resident being forced to leave her home of 35 years, as developers look to transform the land on her street into 18 new row houses.
The Mountain View City Council has approved six homes on Fairchild Drive for redevelopment into 18 row houses. But this project is displacing current residents out of their homes in costly Silicon Valley.
By 2030, almost a quarter of San Mateo County’s population is expected to be older than 65. San Mateo city officials are exploring how to address housing affordability for an aging demographic.
Complaints over parking, noise and safety issues tied to “secondary dwelling units” – sometimes the only option for low-income residents — have prompted East Palo Alto officials to take notice.
Open space accounts for nearly a quarter of Palo Alto, but only one-eighth of Mountain View. City leaders recently voted to create a park in the Rengstorff Planning Area.
Open to travelers since 1926, Buena Vista Mobile Home Park may close within a year. Neighbors in Palo Alto are advocating for alternative housing options for the hundreds of residents who will be displaced if it closes.
Developers soon will pay higher fees to build office and rental housing properties in Mountain View, and the city plans to use the revenue to bolster affordable housing.