“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.
As you may have heard, the Mercy nuns are proposing to develop their campus on Adeline Drive in Burlingame. Their current vision includes retirement housing for the nuns and a separate structure with senior affordable housing.
The eviction cliff is rapidly approaching, and many of our neighbors are at risk. With the statewide eviction moratorium set to expire on January 31, thousands of Bay Area families face the very real danger of being forced from their homes.
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.
If you share One San Mateo’s views about some of the issues on the ballot this election, then here are some great ways you can get involved to make a difference before election day. Locally For Amourence Lee for San Mateo City Council: https://www.amourencelee.com/get-involved For Chelsea Bonini for San Mateo County Board of Education: https://www.chelseabonini.com/volunteer … Continue reading Get Out the Vote! [ACTION OPPORTUNITIES]
In keeping with One San Mateo’s focus on advancing just, equitable, and across-the-board housing solutions, One San Mateo recommends the following choices on this election’s ballot. Candidates Amourence Lee for San Mateo City Council When Maureen Freschet opted to retire early in 2019, a process ensued to appoint her replacement. At that time, One San … Continue reading One San Mateo’s 2020 Endorsements