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Healthier and Safer Second Units in East Palo Alto


The East Palo Alto City Council received recommendations by the Accessory Dwelling Unit and Anti-Displacement Task Force on  January 21. After two years of collective work, the Task Force prioritized ten strategies to maximize the number of healthy, safe and affordable second units while minimizing displacement of existing second units that need repairs. Get Healthy San Mateo County and Department of Housing staff were deeply engaged in bringing a health and housing perspective. The Council will consider the recommendations a part of their upcoming meeting to select this year’s priorities. In the meantime, City staff already  started advancing some of the recommendations in partnership with key community partners. The executive summary of the recommendations are available in English, Spanish, Samoan and Tongan so please share with key organizations that may be interested in accessing this information in these languages.