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INCENTIVIZING DUPLEXES AND OTHER FORMS OF LOW DENSITY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Housing affordability has been a large problem in Silicon Valley. Our polling conducted in 2020 found the lack of affordable housing to be one of the biggest areas of concern for Palo Alto residents.
On the Palo Alto City Council, I pushed for more affordable housing, most notably the Wilton Court project, an affordable housing project that created 57 units of below market rate housing for developmentally disabled.
I've spent my time helping find affordable housing solutions, and if elected to Congress, I would continue to look for more market-based solutions.
I support allowing duplexes, triplexes and small apartments in Silicon Valley. These units can provide more choices for residents who do not qualify for subsidized housing but cannot afford the prevailing housing prices and rents today in our district.
Contrary to popular belief, creating more housing doesn’t entail creating skyscrapers, but rather doing away with the entirely arbitrary restrictions and introducing modern solutions.
MIXED USE ZONES
& SMALLER RESIDENTIAL UNITS
Allowing for denser housing and increased micromobility.
INCENTIVIZING ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
Thanks to the small footprint and low cost associated with ADUs, they are an inexpensive way of expanding our housing stock. District 18 should provide more incentives and publicize this option for homeowners. As an ADU owner myself, I know the challenges involved, which is why I voted to create an environmental review exemption for ADUs while on the Palo Alto City Council.