Daly City residents, officials aim to make housing affordable

DALY CITY, CA — This is the first of what hopes to be many tenant rights meetings for Daly City residents.

The people are from all different working backgrounds — college students, drivers, educators — who say that due to the rising cost of living in the Bay Area, they fear they will someday not be able to call Daly City their home.

“A lot of our folks were multiple jobs in order to afford to live here, and even with the multiple jobs they just couldn’t find housing anymore, and they had to live outside,” said resident Nikki S. Victoria.

Last year, Daly City officials celebrated the groundbreaking of 6800 Mission — an affordable, workforce rental apartment community being developed by Mid-Pen housing, that will provide 52 apartment homes for families.

However, these kababayans say there still is not enough affordable housing available.

According to RentJungle.com, as of June 2017, average rent for 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in Daly City is $2,758 —  an increase of $1,076 from six years ago.

Organizers hope that they could gather the support of the city council and developers to ensure that their can be a way for people to make money in development, but without displacing low income, immigrant families.

 

 

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  • Mario
    11 July 2017 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Good housing project, I wish they will follow Trump “America First policy” in awarding the rental units. Legal immigrant first NOT Illegal alien should get the priority for affordable housing.

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