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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

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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?


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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.


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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.


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