What’s really going on in the Bay
San Mateo County is facing a housing affordability crisis and the displacement of existing residents due to the increasing cost of housing, which has profound impacts on health. The UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation is trying to better understand displacement and show which communities are most at risk. They recently launched a new website on Gentrification and Displacement for the region. This great resource features new research and methodologies, two case studies from our county on the risk of displacement and gentrification in Redwood City and East Palo Alto, and a county-wide map showing gentrification and displacement across the county.