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City goes with high-quality affordable housing

Original post made on Dec 3, 2009

A conceptual design for an affordable housing project on Evelyn and Franklin streets was well received in a City Council study session Tuesday, and neighbors turned their previous criticisms into positive feedback, offering design suggestions.

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Posted by William Joseph
a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 3, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Affordable housing is good, but:
1. We need to set high standards for occupants to avoid the drug people; eg. some combination of job stability, education, salary level.
2. $500,000 per unit is way out of line for apartments.
3. Let the private sector do this. Council should require any builder over a certain size who wants to develop here, to take a share of this.


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Posted by gc
a resident of North Whisman
on Dec 6, 2009 at 7:42 am

Low income families usually have multiple cars such that all available members can work (also high income family). And as anyone who uses public transportation, Cal train, Light rail and VTA do not get you everywhere at the times you need. How does 1.8 spaces work in that neighborhood where no street parking is available? Last time I checked $500K loans needed an income of over $100k.


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Posted by gc
a resident of North Whisman
on Dec 6, 2009 at 7:44 am

Low income families usually have multiple cars such that all available members can work (also high income family). And as anyone who uses public transportation, Cal train, Light rail and VTA do not get you everywhere at the times you need. How does 1.8 spaces work in that neighborhood where no street parking is available? Last time I checked $500K loans needed an income of over $100k.


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