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The City of East Palo Alto’s plan to build 500 new affordable units in 5 years got a big boost from a grant of $20 million by the Strategic Growth Council (a state agency).  On July 23, Channel 5 KPIX evening news ran a feature on the projects which the grant supports, and those involved: 

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/07/23/east-palo-alto-putting-20-million-grant-towards-affordable-housing/

EPACANDO has an important role as liason between the City and the various non-profits who will build and/or renovate the affordable housing, as well as in the initial grant application.  The announcement and more grant details are also in Palo Alto Online:

https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/06/22/east-palo-alto-to-add-affordable-homes-new-transit-connections-with-20m-grant

 A new wrinkle for a housing grant is the money for improved Transit Connections: electric buses will provide a non-polluting Express route from East Palo Alto to San Bruno.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

“It’s part of what we [EPACANDO] want to do. It’s part of responsibility to our community. Nor do we want to be the exclusive carriers of the vast need for housing that’s affordable to working families”

 

     – Duane Bay, Executive Director of EPACANDO