Open Letter to San Mateo County “Movers and Shakers” In Order to Get More Housing for the Disadvantaged
To: Housing Agencies for the Disabled and Elderly
County of San Mateo, California
Re: 2nd Introductory Letter & Survey
Dear Housing Coordinators:
Last December, I wrote to a number of municipal housing coordinators and received only one response. Again I ask for your prompt action in this regional housing matter.
In the future, I would like to hear of more about housing opportunities for the disabled in-need. Our regional unemployment is in double digits and the unemployment rate for disabled Americans exceeds 70%, therefore I believe a focus is needed to both help these people find both housing and jobs.
I am one of the lucky peninsula disadvantaged citizens with a place to live and the where-with-all to continue looking for a work assignment allowing an accommodation.
You have been identified as one of the more effective city/town housing assistance offices. I trust you not only know the growing needs but also understand how to make things happen.
Would you please send your ideas to: P. O. Box 620928, Woodside, California? One idea is to set up a charitable trust fund. Another idea is to ask wealthy faith/church-based organizations to pledge financial assistance.
The Board of Supervisors Office has informed me that the county has a ten-year plan to address affordable housing. We cannot wait until 2020.
David A. Dailey
Burlingame – Meg Monroe
Millbrae – Ralph Perry
Redwood City – Debbi Jones-Thomas
San Bruno – Mark Sullivan
San Carlos – Mark Sawicki
San Mateo – Sandy Council
South San Francisco – Norma Fragoso
Mid-Pen Housing Coalition – Matt Franklin
SAMCEDA – Rosanne Foust
Redwood City 2020 – Patricia Brown
MHA of San Mateo County – Melissa Platte
Serve The Peninsula – John Luff
Sustainable San Mateo County – Kari Binley
Board of Supervisors – Don Horsley
California Assembly – Jerry Hill