We have housing programs for low income residents and we have market rate housing that is now very expensive. But the middle gets left out--too much money to be eligible for most subsidized housing and not enough money to afford current rents and prices.
The panel will discuss potential solutions including two already underway in Palo Alto and how to make sure that the middle is not missing or forgotten in pour local housing policies.
Denise Pinkston, Co-Chair, Housing Production Committee, Committee to House the Bay Area (CASA)
Elaine Uang, Architect, Board Member, Palo Alto Forward
Lisa Ratner, Advocacy Chair, League of Women Voters of Palo Alto
Sarah Chaffin, Mother & Founder of SupportTeacherHousing.org
Stephen Levy, Chair, Palo Alto League of Women Voters Housing and Transportation Committee
Palo Alto Forward, League of WOmen Voters Palo Alto, SV@Home, Bay Area Forward
Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the region and the state. What transportation strategies make it harder to reduce GHGs, and what can help? How can we make better decisions today that support a sustainable future?
- Widening highways or converting existing lanes to express lanes
- Building more parking garages, or less
- Building more homes near transit, jobs, and services
- The transition to electric vehicles
- Transportation as a service
- Billy Riggs, University of San Francisco
- Michael Boswell, California Polytechnic State University
- Gil Friend, City of Palo Alto
Co-sponsors: Palo Alto Forward, Friends of Caltrain, TransForm CA
This event is part of the Connecting Communities series.