Palo Alto

Investing in our community by providing affordable housing

February 16, 2024

We need to build more housing – and more affordable housing – to ensure that folks don't get pushed out of our area simply because they can no longer afford to stay. On our County Board of Supervisors I’ve worked to increase funding for affordable housing, and to address the root causes of homelessness. I’ve championed affordable housing specifically for local agricultural workers, teachers, adults with disabilities, and low-income residents, because the needs are different sector to sector. I’m excited to see these efforts now come to fruition.

Measure A funding brings more affordable housing to North County

December 13, 2023

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to invest up to $31.4 million in three affordable housing developments in North County, with funding largely drawn from the Measure A Affordable Housing Bond voters approved in 2016. The Board also approved the real estate purchase of 1265 Montecito Avenue in Mountain View for the development of Montecito Multifamily Apartments, another Measure A-funded affordable housing development.

Supervisors fund North County health clinic

December 5, 2023

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approve $18.5 million allocation for North County health clinic improvements. It will be the first North County health clinic to be established.

County Supervisors recognize Luisa Buada for her impact on the community

November 6, 2023

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors honored longtime community health leader Luisa Buada as she retires as Chief of Executive Officer of Ravenswood Family Health Network, which provides primary and preventative care services designed to reach underserved, uninsured and low-income families in northern Santa Clara County and southern San Mateo County.

Palo Alto interim housing site breaks ground

October 31, 2023

Homekey Palo Alto, an emergency interim shelter, broke ground and when open will serve more than 200 people each year and provide supportive services, including counseling and vocational training. Homekey Palo Alto is partially funded by the County’s “Challenge Grant” program to combat homelessness, a program initiated by County Supervisors Joe Simitian and Otto Lee.