Thank you for being a part of the growing movement to create affordable, long-term solutions to the housing crisis in Silicon Valley!
To learn more about the issues we face in Silicon Valley, continue reading below.
INCENTIVIZING DUPLEXES AND OTHER FORMS OF LOW DENSITY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING
According to research, 4 out of 10 households in our area spend over 30% of their income on rent, and that is outrageous compared with other areas of the U.S.
On the Palo Alto City Council, Councilmember Tanaka 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. Councilmember Tanaka has always been a vocal advocate for Affordable Housing, and if elected to Congress, would continue to look for more innovated solutions.
Council Member Tanaka supports more duplexes, triplexes and small apartments in Silicon Valley. The more well-organized units can provide more choices for residents who do not qualify for subsidized housing yet also cannot afford the prevailing housing rates in our district.
With your support, we can bring real changes and make history.
SMALLER RESIDENTIAL UNITS
Allowing for denser housing and increased micromobility.
CLEARING BUREAUCRATIC HURDLES AND SPEEDING UP INSPECTIONS
During his time on the Palo Alto City Council, Councilman Tanaka voted to relax parking requirements that took away valuable space for additional housing.
INCENTIVIZING ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is an attachable housing facility with its own kitchen, sleeping and bathing facilities. Thanks to the small footprint and low cost associated with ADUs, they are an inexpensive way of expanding our housing stock. Our district ought to invest more in ADUs and make it an option for more people. As an ADU owner himself, he knows the challenges involved, which is why he voted to create an environmental review exemption for ADUs while on the Palo Alto City Council.