East Palo Alto needs to beef up housing policies that protect families from displacement

Heleine Grewe has worked in grassroots community organizing in East Palo Alto since her freshman year in high school and is now a sophomore at Menl...

September 27, 2022
1:48 AM

Heleine Grewe has worked in grassroots community organizing in East Palo Alto since her freshman year in high school and is now a sophomore at Menlo College in Atherton. She wrote this commentary as a summer intern at Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto, a community education organization. I grew up on Tulane Avenue in East Palo Alto, a beautiful, vibrant city of 29,000 by the San Francisco Bay. I was lucky to be surrounded by family and friends to celebrate the ups and navigate the downs in life. Grandma and grandpa lived down the street; my aunties and uncles were around the corner; my friends and cousins were within shouting distance.

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