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Stanford donates $1 million to construction of affordable housing in Redwood City

On Feb. 14, Stanford announced that it would contribute $1 million to the Saint Francis Center to assist in the purchase of 25 housing units for residents at risk of displacement in downtown Redwood City. This contribution is part of the ongoing effort to increase affordable housing units in the region.

The purchase allows current tenants of the Benedicere Apartments, located at 780 Bradford Street, to remain in their homes at their existing, lower rental rates. This is part of an effort to eventually convert all units into affordable housing for low-income tenants while existing residents vacate their units. Current tenants will also be able to qualify for affordable housing rates.

Town hall discusses Redwood City campus plans

At a Tuesday town hall, Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ’82 and other key planners discussed Stanford’s Redwood City campus, which is expected to accommodate 2,400 University employees when it opens in 2019. Project leaders introduced the new campus as an “exciting” development with top-notch facilities, but met some concerns from attendees about the repercussions of the new campus for both employees and students.