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Viewpoint - August 15, 2018

Letter: Hiring locals can ease affordable housing problem

I read the article: "Affordable housing measure collecting local support," by Kate Bradshaw (Almanac, July 25). It tells of the support for Proposition 1 — the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act.

Is it possible that some of our problems with the lack of affordable housing for the homeless, veterans and those who were raised in the Bay Area stem from the fact that large businesses and corporations have either started in the Bay Area, or moved in, and hired too many people from out of the local area, or from another state or country?

These companies do provide valuable services to the community and money to the cities they are located in, but why not hire the people who live in these cities? Help them to live here and live productive, giving lives?

Jackie Leonard-Dimmick

Walnut Avenue, Atherton

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