East Palo Alto Challenge Grant Partners are One Step Closer to Creating a “Placekeepers Co-Op” through the Acquisition of the YUCA Building

Just last month, YUCA (Youth United for Community Action), a 27-year-old grassroots organization in East Palo Alto focused on social justice and youth empowerment, was on the verge of being displaced from its yellow adobe brick home of 11 years, after the long-time property owner told YUCA staff that he intended to remodel the house and put it … Read more

Challenge Grant Spotlight: East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto Considers Funding Community Land Trusts The East Palo Alto Challenge Grant has three main goals: (1) establish a sustainable funding source for housing preservation; (2) launch a preservation model centered on a Community Land Trust (CLT) to acquire, rehabilitate, and redevelop properties; and (3) design and support the passage of local preservation … Read more