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21 Elements


The 21 cities and jurisdictions in San Mateo County have been supporting one another in drafting their state required Housing Elements. 21 Elements provides opportunities for municipalities to share resources, successful strategies, and best practices to better accommodate growing and changing populations, while ensuring and enhancing the qualities that make each of the 21 communities livable and unique.

At their first anti-displacement workgroup on 9/24, our own Shireen Malekafzali, Senior Manager for Policy, Planning and Equity, presented on the health connections to housing stability and provided the 5 P’s framework for addressing housing stability: Protection of existing residents, Preservation of housing affordability, Production of housing across affordability levels, Placement of housing near transit, jobs and amenities, and finally, Participation of communities in decisions that impact their housing stability.