Mountain View Voice

For the Record - August 26, 2011

Voices Around Town

Do you think Mountain View needs more affordable housing?

Asked in downtown Mountain View. Interviews and photos by Nick Gonzales.

"I do think Mountain View could use some more affordable housing. I know there are a lot of young people in Mountain View and a lot of people looking for a place to live. It would make the downtown scene a little bit more active."

Jeremy Ryan, Sunnyvale

"On a whole, I think there should be more affordable housing because primarily the housing here is a little higher than the other cities around."

Dominic Cabacungan, Mountain View

"I think it's an oxymoron. Unless we start building high-rises, like in Manhattan, there's just a limited amount of land."

Tony Maciejowski, Sunnyvale

"I think there should be more affordable housing because we have really good schools and a nice community, so lots of people should be able to live here. But at the same time, my family is about to move, so I kinda want the market prices to go up so we can get money on our house."

Juliana Russell, Mountain View

"Yes, definitely. There are a lot of people who can't afford to live here. It's such a nice community and it would be a plus if we could find affordable housing for everyone."

Ramon Arizmendi, Mountain View

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Comments

Posted by Don Bahl, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Aug 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm

What is the difference between Affordable Housing and Below Market Rate Units?


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