California’s rent relief program

“I cannot live this way. I need help.” I received this text message two weeks ago, from a woman who lives in Daly City with her 84-year-old mother and twin daughters, who are in high school. In the simplest of ways, she needed relief. She explained to me that piecing together the rent every month was getting more and more difficult. It was nearing the impossible. She was at the end of her rope.

We can fix racial segregation on the Peninsula

The Bay Area is more racially segregated today than it was in 1970. Among the many destructive problems with residential segregation, one is that it helps governments create major imbalances in where they invest resources.

Innovative tenant relief / Update from One San Mateo

As you are certainly aware at this point, the COVID crisis has put enormous pressure on lower income members of the community, many of whom have had their hours reduced or are completely without work.  They struggle to feed their families, pay their utility bills, and meet their rent.  In an effort to address these hardships, concerned politicians at all levels have worked to develop various forms of relief.