Town Square

Post a New Topic

East Palo Alto developers could pay low-income-housing fee

Original post made on Jul 1, 2014

East Palo Alto developers could be required to pay a fee for low-income housing if the City Council approves a staff recommendation tonight, July 1.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 10:00 AM

Comments (3)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by randy albin
a resident of Mountain View
on Jul 1, 2014 at 11:40 am

this begs the question: what is "low-income?" people who grew up in palo alto cannot afford to live in palo alto.this seems to be just a bit hypocritical. where do people go to? peoria?


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Memories
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2014 at 11:44 am

Randy - there are legal guidelines which determine each level of income, from extremely low on up.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Archer
a resident of another community
on Jul 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Here are the federal definitions for the different income limits that is posted on the San Mateo County Department of Housing website:
Web Link

Area Median Income (AMI) for a family of 4 is $97,100.

"Affordable" by the federal guidelines is that you spend no more than 30% of your gross income on housing costs.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,314 views

Marriage Underachievers
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,631 views

Politics: Empty appeals to "innovation"
By Douglas Moran | 13 comments | 1,598 views

A Surprise!
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,524 views

It's Dog-O-Ween this Saturday!
By Cathy Kirkman | 2 comments | 811 views