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City Responds to Erroneous Reports on Subsidized Housing Plan Passing Council

The City of Palo Alto is responding to erroneous news reports that an affordable housing plan was passed.

The Palo Alto City Council did not pass any such plan. At Monday's City Council meeting the Council only motioned to direct staff to:

A. Return with options to provide affordable housing for moderate income government employees including funding options and any barriers to creation of such housing; and

B. Return with a program for micro-units Downtown, including decoupled parking, not selling parking permits, lease restrictions with minimum impacts, how many units to include in a pilot; and

C. Reevaluate the definition of mixed use retail and residential in select locations; and

D. Return with a plan for more bike storage Downtown; and

E. Return with options for ensuring existing housing is used for housing and not other uses or unused.

F. Move housing sites from San Antonio Road to California Avenue and Downtown.

The local TV station has agreed to run a correction to help put an end to the misinformation it has created for the citizens of Palo Alto.

View the City Council Staff Report on: Housing Sites and Programs 

Visit to find out the current income level required to be eligible for affordable housing.