Elena Gardens Resident and EAH Scholarship Recipient Speaks at Silicon Valley Investor Briefing

Silicon Valley tech pours another $10 million into housing crisis

EAST BAY TIMES
Marisa Kendall | March 29, 2019
Santa Clara, California

The Housing Trust set out to raise $50 million for affordable housing when it launched the TECH Fund. It finally passed that benchmark in November — nearly two years later. Tech companies increasingly are feeling pressure to help ease the crisis, as many local residents blame cash-flush tech workers for driving up housing prices…

“Today I stand here as an intern for the American Society of Civil Engineers,” Hakim said. “I stand here as a stressed college student who watches too much Netflix. But most importantly, I also stand here as the quiet 6-year-old who moved into Elena Gardens not expecting to stay.”

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