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.


Annie Loya, executive director of Youth United for Community Action and an East Palo Alto youth community organizer

Ruben Abrica, City Council member and former mayor of East Palo Alto

Bob Hoover, director of the David Lewis Community Reentry Center in East Palo Alto and director of the East Palo Alto Jr. Golf Program