Glimmers of hope are appearing in unexpected places. It flickers in hearts and minds long darkened by disillusionment and despair. Will this country and its people finally be willing to wrestle with the twisted lie of racial superiority that has deformed our consciousness and culture for hundreds of years? Is the accumulation of horrors and righteous disgust with the status quo enough to propel us to overcome our persistent denial about the scale and intensity of racial injustice in this country? In unexpected places, people dare to hope.
The following is an overview of the resources available for those who are facing economic impacts from COVID-19, with a focus on those most relevant for renters in San Mateo County. This isn’t a complete list, and the availability of resources changes frequently. We’ll do our best to keep this updated! Please also check San Mateo County’s COVID-19 website for additional updates.
Town Hall to discuss the Peninsula Health Care District’s plans for the former Peninsula Hospital site
Thursday, January 30th @ 6 P.M.
Lane Community Room, Burlingame Public Library
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame
The Peninsula Health Care District has updated their plans for the former Peninsula Hospital site. Come learn more about those plans and continue to uphold the important principle that public land should be used for the greatest possible public good.
In case you have yet to hear the news, the red tag ordinance, which many of us have come to refer to as the “anti-slumlord ordinance,” has at last been passed into law.
San Mateo, California — At its meeting on Tuesday, February 19, the City Council of San Mateo will consider adoption of an ordinance designed to ensure habitability of San Mateo apartments and to make provision for tenants who are forced to move as a result of extreme conditions threatening their health and safety. The idea for this ordinance was brought to the city by One San Mateo, a community group advocating for affordable housing solutions and a more fair and inclusive San Mateo.
Cozying-up at home this holiday season? Wonderful! Sadly, not everyone will be able to. Some people get evicted around the holidays. If you or someone you know needs housing, here are some resources:
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Best holiday wishes to you!