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Housing for good

Original post made on Apr 28, 2017

Now in its 10th year, the Opportunity Center gives homeless people housing with few questions asked and few requirements made of them.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 28, 2017, 6:58 AM

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Posted by Grateful
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 28, 2017 at 10:58 am

Thanks and kudos to the visionaries (Don Barr, John Barton, Litsie Indergand, and others) who brought the Opportunity Center into reality. This is a wonderful resource in our community. Congratulations on 10 years!


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Posted by Housing First
a resident of University South
on May 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Yes, the Opportunity Center has and continues to be a wonderful resource for the community. I congratulate those who have championed the cause of housing for the homeless in Palo Alto. When the adjacent parcel with two retail shops (shoe + audio sales) was being re-developed to be single-, maybe two-story medical offices and a ground level parking lot, I was wondering why this parcel could not have been annexed/purchased by those who could and would build a companion to the existing Opportunity Center. It seems the medical offices could have been integrated into the new higher building with more stories and underground parking. May anyone know how or why this opportunity was missed?


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Posted by Robin
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jul 8, 2017 at 1:18 am

I've been homeless for 10 years. Am on SSI income only. I'm disabled, and would like to find a studio, or apartment as soon as possible. How can I do so on $950/month which is my total SSI income. Any/all help would be very much appreciated!


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Posted by Options
a resident of another community
on Jul 9, 2017 at 5:08 pm

@Robin, nice apartments in Des Moines start at the $600 range.
I assume SSI income does not depend on state of residence.


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