After a decade of rapid growth, the median home price in the historically low-income city of East Palo Alto is expected to reach $1 million in the coming year, intensifying local concerns about gentrification and displacement as California faces a statewide housing crisis.
East Palo Alto (EPA) residents voted in favor of Measure HH — a tax on large corporations holding real estate in the city — during last Tuesday’s midterm elections.
On Wednesday night the Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) hosted a teach-in and open meeting in Harmony House a to discuss the current state of housing, affordability and workers’ rights at Stanford and in the Bay Area.
Volunteers gathered inside of an East Palo Alto (EPA) youth-centered community center on Saturday morning to canvas for Measure HH, a tax on large commercial office real estate that is on the ballot Nov. 6.
Assistant Sociology Professor Jackelyn Hwang ’07 has research interests in urban sociology, inequality, immigration and race and ethnicity.
The Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) collaborated with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2007 to organize a two-day stickering campaign and an unofficial campus tour on Saturday–the second day of Family Weekend–to address housing and job conditions of Stanford workers.
One RV resident, a government supervisor who works in Palo Alto, said he moved into the RV from an apartment in Stockton after his five hour daily commute became unbearable.
As Stanford prepares for its first major expansion off the farm into Redwood City in 2019, some students have expressed concern about how the project may affect the neighborhood’s gentrification, while the University maintains that the project will have a positive impact on the surrounding community.