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Fri, Jan 17, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

East Palo Alto Struggles to Remain Affordable for Low-Income Residents


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As part of our "Priced Out" series highlighting the high cost of living in the Bay Area, we spotlight East Palo Alto. With a median family income of about $50,000 per year, East Palo Alto is an island of relative affordability among the vast wealth of Silicon Valley. But with Facebook's offices next door and sky-high housing and rental prices throughout the peninsula, some residents wonder how long they will be able to afford to stay.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Annie Loya, executive director of Youth United for Community Action and an East Palo Alto youth community organizer
  • Bob Hoover, director of the David Lewis Community Reentry Center in East Palo Alto and director of the East Palo Alto Jr. Golf Program
  • Ruben Abrica, City Council member and former mayor of East Palo Alto

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