Two parents must work to afford housing. One must sell their house to pay for surgery or nursing homes. One must pay half of the paycheck for one medication. A family must pay for half their paycheck for health insurance premiums for 3. Day care costs a third of their paycheck. Single mothers must haveContinue reading “How the middle class in the bay area disappeared”
Thanks to De Anza City College where my son is finishing an associate degree in Building Sustainable Design and Facilities Management. They offered a path to sustainability and degrees that can help all communities.
Hospitals in Sacramento and around the country are taking steps to help homeless people find housing. Doing so, they say, will limit unnecessary ER visits and reduce wasteful healthcare spending. It also helps nonprofits such as San Francisco-based Dignity Health, Orlando-based Florida Hospital and Providence Health & Services in Portland, Ore., meet their community service obligations in exchange for tax breaks.
It’s no secret that the Bay Area has become increasingly unaffordable for many workers because of the soaring cost of housing. But a recent study gives a glimpse into just how much the region’s sky-high rents are gobbling up the paychecks of one core segment of its work force: teachers. The Bay Area has three of the least-affordable cities inContinue reading “Instead of border walls, subsidized housing for teachers and solar panels”
Strong economy measured by jobs and socioeconomic environment “We assigned a heavier weight to the former as these factors most heavily influence a job seeker’s decision in terms of relocation for employment,” the finance website said of its methodology. The results were not so friendly for California. Of the top ten best cities to findContinue reading “2016 US job market and socioeconomic environment”
Key Findings about San Mateo community in areas of health and other aspects Source: http://www.dignityhealth.org/stellent/groups/public/@xinternet_con_sys/documents/webcontent/235046.pdf San Mateo County is among the most culturally and ethnically diverse counties. Asian and Hispanic residents, along with seniors, are expected to continue to become increasingly greater proportions of the population. We are not adequately prepared for this enormous demographic shift. There areContinue reading “Dignity Health assessment about health and socioeconomic conditions of San Mateo residents”
scholarship program, for low income families to be able to take classes.2)no smoking policy in public areas Affordable housing for low to middle income families Job-share options for parents and apprenticeships for teens Free shuttle between East Palo Alto and Palo Alto so youth can partake in afterschool activities. Transportation: less traffic, more parking, moreContinue reading “Hot topics in City of Palo Alto, California”
Those who owns a house and wanted to share the cost of high mortgage had their rooms rented out. And those who do not need a big mortgage or space, rents a room. Both of these people allowed the housing market to not have a high demand as more people can afford to pay theirContinue reading “Shared housing is becoming a norm in the valley”
To create the list of America’s Top Cities for Access to Health Care, Vitals analyzed the number of hospitals and primary care physicians available in each city on a per-capita basis. Patient-reported metrics such as doctor quality, ease of getting an appointment and wait times at appointments were also calculated into the final rankings. TheContinue reading “America’s Top Cities for Access to Health Care”