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News - December 21, 2012

CSA brightens Christmas for the working poor

Food, toys, rent money helps those in need during holiday season

by Daniel DeBolt

It's a cold Sunday morning and Angelica Murillo has waited an hour and 15 minutes in a line that stretches outside of the Community Services Agency on Stierlin Road.

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Posted by Wen, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Dec 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm

"Rents are astronomically high right now." We need rent control, not everyone who lives in Silicon Valley enjoy the median income rents are based upon. Seriously, the 2012 BMR (Below Market Rate)rental for a one bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale is not to exceed $1445. I'm guessing you need to earn between 40K-52K a year ($20-$25 per hour)to qualify to rent a unit at that price! Imagine being on a fixed income, or a single parent, or a young adult trying to make it on their own, or just the average citizen who is not employed in the High Tech Industry. Something has to give...


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