The irony is that if you want to ameliorate (that's a 25 cent word; I get paid to use words like that) housing 'crises', Menlo Park should stop approving office space, which increases housing demand. It's that simple.
Otherwise, the 'housing crisis' is a perpetual moving target.
But this isn't only a Menlo Park issue: It's a regional issue. Our cities, work and housing are spread out around the Bay Area.
Going back to Flood School / Ravenswood housing. If they want to be in the housing biz, an exercise they should take a blank sheet of paper and write down criteria for evictions. Because they will also be in the eviction business occasionally.