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Menlo Park: Facebook housing displacement fund announced after months of negotiations

Original post made on Dec 5, 2016

Facebook's public commitment to give $20 million over five years to stem the displacement of local residents around its headquarters comes after months of negotiations with a nonprofit coalition called "Envision, Transform, Build - East Palo Alto," according to a member of the coalition.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 5, 2016, 11:54 AM

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Posted by Dana Hendrickson
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Dec 5, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Why is there no explanation as to how beneficiaries will be assisted by the Catalyst Housing Fund, e.g., will they receive rent subsidies? What applicant review and selection processes will be used? Requirements/qualifications? When will program become operational?

Posted by John RxB
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 5, 2016 at 7:26 pm

i applaud Facebook for these "beginnings" of ways
to assist community residents.
i'm disappointed that there is No Mention of assistance
to those in Bell Haven , Menlo Park.
Perhaps, Bell Haven needs to initiate it's own version of such
Advocacy. Perhaps gather together Non-Profits that directly focus
on Bell Haven?
Of course, not every Group of Citizens who will be in Threat of
"Displacement" by the presence and impending growth of Facebook
can be assisted.Correct?
there are numbers of Menlo Park Residents
in West Menlo Park who struggle against "Displacement" , too !

Posted by Clunge
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Dec 29, 2016 at 1:00 am

Maybe EPA should get their s'''' together and stop worrying about everyone else. You've been the burden of surrounding communities for years-- clean house and then let's talk.

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