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Under a new name, Palo Alto Housing looks beyond its hometown

Original post made on May 21, 2020

Palo Alto Housing, a nonprofit developer that has been building affordable housing for 50 years, has changed its name to Alta Housing, a move that signals the expansion of its ambitions beyond the confines of its hometown.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1:05 PM

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3 people like this
Posted by ASR
a resident of College Terrace
on May 21, 2020 at 3:34 pm


A great achievement.


8 people like this
Posted by MidtownMom
a resident of Midtown
on May 21, 2020 at 4:26 pm

More of this and less of other builders who are allowed to opt out of reserving BMR units in their new projects by paying a nominal fee. I’ve been on the BMR waiting list for 7 years and counting with 200 people still in front of me


12 people like this
Posted by Sally
a resident of Downtown North
on May 21, 2020 at 9:44 pm

Woo hoo! Some non-profit changed its name,...

[This coming comment below has nothing to do with this organization, so I am neither trying to implicitly criticize them.] Weekly, I have a suggestion. Whenever you have a story about a non-profit, link to its recently public financial disclosures (or, better, summarize them). The proof is in the pudding!


6 people like this
Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 22, 2020 at 9:25 am

I think we'd get a lot better city and a lot more appropriate development if we only worked with and supported non-profit developers.


2 people like this
Posted by NeilsonBuchanan
a resident of Downtown North
on May 22, 2020 at 10:26 am

Thanks for the update. I give this organization a solid A+ based on their track record, ethics and transparency. Their non-profit status makes them extra special.


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Posted by Downtown Parent
a resident of Professorville
on May 22, 2020 at 11:53 am

I want to second Sally. Please post the salaries of the Palo Alto Housing leadership. There is another article in this Weekly issue, which indicates that PAH received almost 1 million in COVID-19 funding, and none of it will be spent on rent assistance during this crisis. It will cover some potential (!) losses - WOW, this really shows how they care about their tenants.


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Posted by Diana Galbraith
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 23, 2020 at 12:23 pm

What is the website for Alta? The original Palo Alto Housing website is no longer available.


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Posted by YIMBY
a resident of Palo Verde
on May 23, 2020 at 8:48 pm

The website is: Web Link


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 24, 2020 at 10:40 pm

Posted by Downtown Parent, a resident of Professorville
on May 22, 2020 at 11:53 am

>> I want to second Sally. Please post the salaries of the Palo Alto Housing leadership. There is another article in this Weekly issue,

Do you have a pointer to that article?


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Posted by Online Follower
a resident of another community
on May 26, 2020 at 10:27 am

Great. Maybe now they will finally update the link on the new Alta website to previous sales of BMR units in Palo Alto, unless of course there have been no sales since 11/18.


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