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Low Income Workers Who Live in RVs Chased Out of Silicon Valley Streets


Society & Culture  (tags: RV, high rent, Silicon Valley, low income, no where to live, expensive, inequality )

Dandelion
- 75 days ago - theguardian.com
Palo Altos minimum wage is $12 an hour, but someone would have to earn $42.69 an hour to rent a two-bedroom apartment while having enough left over for other necessities.



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Kathleen M (233)
Tuesday July 11, 2017, 5:45 pm
S&N. Unconscionable! Thx for sharing Dandelion.
 

Freya H (361)
Tuesday July 11, 2017, 6:55 pm
This bleeped-up nation's war on the poor is going to bite it in the collective ass.
 

Sue H (7)
Tuesday July 11, 2017, 7:03 pm
Shame on Gov. Moonbeam for allowing this.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday July 11, 2017, 10:55 pm
Shared news article and analysis over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Dawnie W (250)
Wednesday July 12, 2017, 12:24 am
💙💜Noted...Terrible, how do they get away with paying such low wages? This is shocking.

💙💜Thank you...Dandelion.💙💜

😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ💙😉
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday July 12, 2017, 2:39 am
Why do they try to hide the problem instead of fixing it??
 

Animae C (517)
Wednesday July 12, 2017, 5:34 am
It's not Australia Dawn, our minimum wage is close to $20 an hour now, US is still $5, that's how they get away with it!!!

Damn SICKENING plutocracy!!!!!
 

Winn A (177)
Wednesday July 12, 2017, 7:02 am
Noted
 

Evelyn B (62)
Wednesday July 12, 2017, 12:13 pm
This should be thought about together with
The Hourly Income You Need To Afford Rent Around The U.S.

and


This LA Musician Built $1,200 Tiny Houses for the Homeless. Then the City Seized Them


"Palo Alto’s minimum wage is $12 an hour, but someone would have to earn $42.69 an hour to rent a two-bedroom apartment while having enough left over for other necessities."

Elsewhere there has been discussion of the fact that people in middle management level jobs can't afford the rents being demanded in the Silicon Valley area - it's not ONLY the low income workers who have difficulty. It is that rents can be pushed far too high for affordability by any but the very well paid. And as Dandelion has pointed out elsewhere, landlords also impose conditions (such as obligation to run AC) which increase basic utility living costs over and above the rent - and then there are all the other necessities such as food, water, education supplies, health care ...
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday July 12, 2017, 5:08 pm
Noted, Thanks
 

Mike H (252)
Wednesday July 12, 2017, 8:51 pm
Thanks for sharing
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday July 13, 2017, 7:35 pm
Thanks
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday July 13, 2017, 10:41 pm
Sad to see how our country treats people in today's times. Inflation raises so rapidly yet employees expect their worker to live on low paying jobs. We pass laws to raise the wages, and then the employer's screw their employees in the back by cutting their hours making them part time employees taking away their benefits. These employers should be fined for the way they treat them. They are disgusting as*holes. Thanks Dandelion
 

Jacqueline Lockyer-Barrett (80)
Friday July 14, 2017, 12:39 am
Thank you! Great article!
 

Jacqueline Lockyer-Barrett (80)
Friday July 14, 2017, 12:39 am
Thank you! Great article!
 

Harry Knapp (0)
Friday July 14, 2017, 3:03 am
good article
 

Danuta W (1255)
Friday July 14, 2017, 10:10 am
noted
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday July 14, 2017, 10:30 am
Noted, Thank you
 

Sheila D (28)
Friday July 14, 2017, 10:43 am
Palo Alto needs to come up with a solution other than just kicking them out. Most of these people probably have jobs close by, which the lovely people of Palo Alto don't want to lose. Wait people, custodians, laborers, sales people, and many others rarely make more than minimum wage. And they all need someplace to live. Thanks for sharing, Dandelion.
 

raleigh koritz (375)
Friday July 14, 2017, 12:02 pm
noted shared. Very poor solution to a horrible and very sad situation. Thank Dandelion
 

Dandelion G (380)
Friday July 14, 2017, 1:29 pm
We need affordable housing for those who can't work and we need living wages to pay for the rents.
 

Dandelion G (380)
Friday July 14, 2017, 1:33 pm
That is true Sheila, the wealthy want their lawns mowed, their streets cleaned, people to wait on them, even the teachers who teach their children are not earning enough to live within so many miles. So something needs to be done.
 

Tom P (29)
Friday July 14, 2017, 3:54 pm
And the last ones now will later be first.for the times they are a changing. Act well first ones now. There's karma coming.
 

Judy C (97)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 1:53 am
It seems like things just keep getting worse, not better. The poor have been effectively demonized. Those who are more privileged can't stand the idea that some lazy, undeserving people might be helped. Why don't they worry about all the perks, tax breaks, corporate welfare, and such that is handed out to those who are well-off and don't even need it? Also, plenty of them have had everything handed to them by simply being born into the right family, and they're as lazy and undeserving as any ne'er-do-well they could conjure up in their imaginations. For those who have never had to struggle, I don't know what it would take to change their attitudes. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 2:32 pm
The polarization between rich and poor HAS NEVER been greater.

That fact that the Trumpian Fellowship of Fiends thinks it's a good idea to make war on other countries and remove / take away safety nets and just let people fend for themselves or die, is extreme in its right-wing ideological callousness.

Grassroots left of center politics needs to build on the enthusiasm and work of Bernie Sanders, otherwise, America WILL end up a Third World Country with just a few relatively well off individuals.
 

Glenville J Owen (0)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 3:37 pm
Until people learn to love all life on this planet more than they love amassing excessive ammounts of money this heart-breaking situation will remain with us. Thank you for the article, Dandelion, and also to Evelyn B for the links to a couple of other articles, including the one about the LA musician whose showing the local politicians how a lot can be done to help the homeless with limited resourses...Amazing.
 

Patricia N (9)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 12:51 pm
Same old story. Instead of helping the poor just make more laws to get rid of them.
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday July 20, 2017, 5:21 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Friday July 21, 2017, 3:11 am
Why dont they go to a RV park. Then they will be legally parked.
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Friday July 21, 2017, 9:34 am
Thanks again
 

Doris F (22)
Friday July 21, 2017, 10:11 am
>:-( noted, tyfs Dandelion
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday July 21, 2017, 11:47 am
Noted
 

Jim V (0)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 2:30 am
thanks for sharing.
 

Jim V (0)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 2:35 am
thanks for sharing.
 

Jerome S (0)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 3:35 am
thanks
 

Jerome S (0)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 3:36 am
thanks
 

Jerome S (0)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 2:53 am
thanks for sharing.
 

Jerome S (0)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 2:54 am
thanks for sharing.
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 1:36 pm
Thanks
 

Janis K (133)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 9:00 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 9:38 pm
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Monday July 24, 2017, 6:00 am
Thanks again
 

Janet B (0)
Monday July 24, 2017, 7:23 pm
Thanks
 

Roberto MARINI (112)
Thursday July 27, 2017, 8:43 am
thanks Dandelion
 

Ian Crory (29)
Thursday July 27, 2017, 5:28 pm
TY :)
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 1:43 am
Thanks again
 

Ian Crory (29)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 12:28 pm
TY :)
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday August 1, 2017, 8:46 pm
Thanks
 

Jim V (0)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 3:55 am
thanks for sharing.
 

Jim V (0)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 3:58 am
thanks for sharing.
 

Jerome S (0)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 4:21 am
thanks
 

Jerome S (0)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 4:21 am
thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Thursday August 3, 2017, 12:26 am
Thanks again
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday August 3, 2017, 7:58 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Thursday August 3, 2017, 11:45 pm
Thanks again
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday August 5, 2017, 7:46 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday August 6, 2017, 2:04 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday August 6, 2017, 3:16 am
Thanks again
 

jess b (26)
Sunday August 6, 2017, 9:24 am
noted, thank you, Dandelion.

%$^&*()_ stinks!!
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday August 6, 2017, 11:45 pm
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Monday August 7, 2017, 12:35 am
Thanks again
 

Ian Crory (29)
Monday August 7, 2017, 1:29 pm
TY :)
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 12:19 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 1:17 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 6:31 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 12:33 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 1:26 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 10:09 am
Thanks again
 

Ian Crory (29)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 1:33 pm
Thank you
 

Freya H (361)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 4:27 pm
Be sure to watch this video a cyclist took while riding through some homeless tent cities. It should make you sad that so many people have to live like that - and furious that so many people have to live like that.
 

Dandelion G (380)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 4:49 pm
Thanks Freya, as I said, not much American exceptionalism that they see being priced out from a home they can afford and forced onto the margins of society.
 

Janet B (0)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 8:27 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 11:56 pm
Thanks again
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 7:32 pm
Thanks
 

MmAway M (501)
Friday August 11, 2017, 10:45 pm
Thank you Dande!
Outstanding friends you have for posting links, WOW
I peeked in and noted all, and try to play catch up and track a few.
Happy Saturday Morning to you Darling! xxoo
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 2:25 am
Thanks again
 

Danuta W (1255)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 7:20 am
noted
 

Holly S (5)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 4:28 pm
this happens to much.any way we can help?
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 8:31 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 2:31 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 3:13 am
Thanks again
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 8:23 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Monday August 14, 2017, 12:06 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Monday August 14, 2017, 12:59 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Monday August 14, 2017, 1:38 am
Thanks again
 

Janet B (0)
Monday August 14, 2017, 6:25 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Monday August 14, 2017, 11:56 pm
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Tuesday August 15, 2017, 2:23 am
Thanks again
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday August 15, 2017, 7:51 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Wednesday August 16, 2017, 12:44 am
Thanks again
 

Janet B (0)
Wednesday August 16, 2017, 7:40 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Thursday August 17, 2017, 12:03 am
T A
 

Ian Crory (29)
Friday August 25, 2017, 12:38 pm
ruh
 

Janis K (133)
Friday August 25, 2017, 5:59 pm
Thank you.
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Saturday August 26, 2017, 7:21 am
Thanks again
 

Marija M (38)
Saturday August 26, 2017, 11:06 am
Thank you.
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday August 26, 2017, 2:28 pm
The need for Bernie's sense of governance is becoming more and more apparent. The GOP( Greedy Old Politicians) hope that The People who are the ones with the POWER in a democracy. will never wake up and vote them out of office. We can change the direction this country is going in.
 

Dandelion G (380)
Saturday August 26, 2017, 6:43 pm
I hope the people wake up, I just had a woman yell at me today when she saw my Bernie Sanders sticker on my car. She screamed it is people like you who will destroy this Country and we'll be like Venezuela with your socialism. I tried to explain to her that isn't the Democratic Socialism that Bernie was pushing he wanted what the Country of Norway has, which has the high standard of living.

No it isn't she screamed, it's all the same, and then she adds you are fn stupid. I can take the rude behavior but not only did she show her ignorance and bad manners but she did so in front of my grandchild who is only 10 years old. She even said, Nana, that woman said bad words.
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 2:13 am
Thanks again. Dont worry about bad words, you are stronger.
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Monday August 28, 2017, 2:40 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 12:41 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 6:14 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 6:15 am
Thanks again
 

W. C (7)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 7:56 am
Thank you.
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 2:35 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Friday September 1, 2017, 4:27 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Friday September 1, 2017, 5:49 am
Thanks again
 

Tom T (246)
Sunday September 3, 2017, 10:15 am
Signed previously.
Thanks
 

Ian Crory (29)
Sunday September 3, 2017, 2:48 pm
ty
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Monday September 4, 2017, 3:56 am
TA
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Tuesday September 5, 2017, 3:51 am
TA
 

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Tuesday September 5, 2017, 4:46 am
TA
 

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Tuesday September 19, 2017, 6:01 am
TA
 

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Saturday September 23, 2017, 12:44 am
TA
 

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Saturday September 23, 2017, 1:15 am
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Sunday September 24, 2017, 12:48 am
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Sunday September 24, 2017, 1:39 am
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