Urge Walnut Creek to Support Affordable Homes and Inclusive Communities
Even with the housing crisis spiraling out of the control, the Walnut Creek City Council has delayed moving forward with a critical neighborhood plan that could create much-needed affordable homes around the Walnut Creek BART Station.
Across the Bay Area, rent prices have increased by 38% between 2010 and 2014. In Walnut Creek, there are cases of rents increasing more than $500 per month for seniors on fixed incomes. As of July 2015, average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Walnut Creek was $2,342 per month, far out of reach for many families. And for those trying to find a new home, waiting lists for affordable homes are as long as 800 people in just Walnut Creek.
This plan is an opportunity to grow citywide resources to support the diverse communities of Walnut Creek. We need your help to ensure that our teachers, downtown workers, and young families can continue to live in this vibrant and beautiful city.
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