Housing

“Serving Our Unhoused: A Community Conversation on the Impact and Lessons Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic, Racial Equity Movement, and 2020 Wildfires” is the topic of a panel moderated by Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller on September 12 from 10:30 am to 12:45 pm featuring Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.

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Also participating are panelists:

Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller
Supervisor Don Horsley
Supervisor Joe Simitian
Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Leslie Bacho
Destination Home CEO Jennifer Loving
LifeMoves CEO Bruce Ives
East Palo Alto Mayor Regina Wallace-Jones
WeHope President Pastor Paul Bains
Mountain View Vice Mayor Ellen Kamei
Half Moon Bay Vice Mayor Robert Brownstone
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CEO Eric Debode
Redwood City Councilmember Alicia C. Aguirre

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“Connecting Communities” panel discussion raises questions and concerns

The Nov 7th panel discussion on “Getting Downtowns Moving with Convenient and Sustainable Access” drew a lively crowd. About 30 people attended the discussion, which focused on strategies to improve downtown access that also help reduce congestion and improve the environment. Attendees ranged from the City of Santa Clara to Burlingame, with many from Menlo […]

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Menlo Together highlights upcoming talks about transportation and housing

Join Menlo Together for an eye-opening follow-up to the powerful talk by Richard Rothstein earlier this month on the Color of Law: Hidden History Shaping our Communities Today. We’ll uncover the local hidden history of Menlo Park. And two upcoming events will help you learn about opportunities to improve transportation, with timely connections to upcoming […]

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$25 million gift from Facebook will fund housing for teachers in local school district

Facebook is contributing $25 million to build new housing for teachers and other public service workers as part of a partnership established with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and several local school districts in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, the company announced today. The 90- to 120-unit community will be built on 1.5 […]

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Rents up over 10% in Menlo Park’s 94025 ZIP code

Adrian Rosenberg of RENTCafé.com emails: As the peak rental season has come to an end, we wanted to see which neighborhoods charged the priciest rents this summer and which high-end areas saw the most significant rent changes. To do that we looked at almost 7,000 ZIP codes and analyzed rents in 17 million apartments across […]

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Cat’s out of the bag: The Curry family now calls Atherton home

Since  early summer, locals have been “whispering” the news that Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha, had bought an estate in Atherton. Yesterday, the news went nationwide with reports that the purchase price was $31 million, the most paid for a house in the entire Bay Area. Interested in learning more? Here’s a […]

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Menlo Park tops San Mateo County cities with highest percentage growth in assessed property value

Menlo Park — with a 10.5% increase in assessed property value — edged out Foster City (10.2%) to lead the list of San Mateo County cities. “It’s hard to celebrate tax assessment increases. But the flip side is that they are a reflection of the desirability of our community and the value people find in […]

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Menlo Park City Council to review request for citywide development moratorium

The City of Menlo Park announced Mayor Ray Mueller’s June 5, 2019, receipt of a written agenda request from Mayor Pro Tem Cecilia Taylor and Councilmember Betsy Nash, for the consideration a citywide development moratorium. The moratorium specifically would cover all new non-residential construction (including hotels) and any increased floor area ratio (FAR) for existing […]

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Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County invites youth to enter contest on area housing crisis

The Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County invites youth to create a narrative essay or visual art piece based on personal opinion or experience that explores the housing crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area. Writing submissions should be less than 2,500 words. Art submissions should be in .jpg or .png format and include […]

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HEART first-time home buyer workshop set for Thursday, March 7

Find out how you can qualify to buy a home in San Mateo County with only a 5% downpayment and no private mortgage insurance on Thursday, March 7, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers (701 Laurel St.). Learn about: – How the HEART downpayment loan program works – The home […]

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Car dealerships gone – work on multi-use development set to begin

Stanford University is completing building demolition activities at their mixed-use project site located at 300-500 El Camino Real. When built, the 8.4 acre development will include three non-medical office buildings, 215 rental apartments and a large public plaza with a 10,000 sq. ft. cafe/retail facility. Stanford is scheduled to begin grading and utility work this fall […]

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