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Holiday Fund: Hope's Corner provides food, showers and a supportive community for people in need

Original post made on Nov 26, 2022

What began as a simple breakfast of cereal and coffee for a couple dozen people has since grown into providing more than 700 warm meals every week on Wednesday and Saturday mornings to those in need.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 25, 2022, 9:27 AM

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Posted by JAFO
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 26, 2022 at 7:21 pm

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Just an Observation,

For a City that boasts having some of the highest costs of living, the apparent critical needs of services like this definitely indicates that the so called "free-market" design of providing opportunities for work, and getting essential living needs is in a bad situation.

It simply proves that the real health of the community is VERY poor. And with the oncoming recession or possibly depression on the way, this situation is currently at a low point. I can only imagine what the city will be like by the end of 2023.

But this shows that long term planning simply does not exist for either the City, or the businesses that operate in it. I am noticing the increased number of homes for sale in the city. That means there is a demonstrated evidence that the city is losing residents, and it appears these are "homeowners" and NOT RENTERS.

And since demand for housing is at record lows in the area, I can only imagine the depreciation occurring regarding real estate in Mountain view too. Remember one house on the block impacts the whole block or even larger areas.

Someone should be doing a story about the current increase in real estate listings, because that is proof people are leaving the City of Mountain View.

Posted by MV neighbor
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 27, 2022 at 10:31 am

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@JAFO…it would be interesting to also investigate what is happening in the “small owner rental” market. Whenever someone posts on Nextdoor that they are looking for an apartment, at least a half a dozen responses immediately follow describing duplexes, small houses or condos that are available. These are different from the large, corporate apartment offerings. I have never seen this happening before and it has interesting implications for economic viability of the community since the rental income often helps pay the mortage..

Posted by JAFO
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 27, 2022 at 11:01 am

JAFO is a registered user.

Just an Observation,

I agree with above. What I suspect, is that this kind of objective data is avoided by so many so called real estate and apartment websites and businesses because so many falsely claim what these properties and services are worth. A great video and some new news reporting is starting to prove that Zillow's Zestimate algorithm is defective.

And very likely ALL OF THEM are because they use the same approach as was used in 2006. There actually is NO MARKET research occurring, only using the homes or apartments for sale as a means of collecting data.

This is another reason why the markets are inflated, because the "sellers" or "landlords" refuse to publicly lower prices. What they do is they try to use FEAR OF MISSING OUT methods by springing price reduction on perspective buyers and renters IN PRIVATE. This is such a scam.

And now the city is seeing people leaving in a consistent rate. And the businesses are closing as well. And I know what I write makes me look like I am trying to destroy the city, but I am just the messenger here

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