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Congresswoman Anna Eshoo speaks to upper school journalism program with message of encouragement

Students of third period journalism were able to ask Representative Anna Eshoo questions. Eshoo talked about issues regarding the pandemic such as mental health and eviction moratoriums.

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor

May 22, 2020

In a Zoom visit with upper school journalism students on May 7, Representative Anna Eshoo of California’s 18th congressional district delivered a message of optimism amidst the current pandemic and encouraged students to continue taking initiatives in their community.  As Eshoo noted to Winged Post co-editor in c...

Only regulation can solve housing crisis

by Aditya Singhvi, Co-Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

In San Francisco, the median house costs $1.00 million — 5.7 times the national median, which remains at $244,000, according to data from Zillow. A two-bedroom apartment in SF would set you back $3,090 per month, 2.6 times the national median of $1,090, according to reports from Apartment List.  ...

Lax zoning allows for affordable homes

by Catherine Feng and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 8, 2020

The affordable housing crisis in the Bay Area is defined by sky-high prices and lack of housing, trends that have only been rising over the last decade. As the number of new jobs rapidly outpaces the amount of available housing units, issues of gentrification, displacement and housing insecurity have per...

Activist group Moms 4 Housing wins right to stay in Oakland house, protests Bay Area housing crisis

Supporters of Moms4Housing hold a rally outside of the disputed house on Jan. 14. The mothers reached an agreement with Wedgewood Properties, who agreed to sell the house to the Oakland Community Land Trust, a nonprofit that will rent the house to the mothers at an affordable price.

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2020

A group of homeless mothers called Moms 4 Housing reached an agreement with Wedgewood Properties on Jan. 20 to buy the Oakland home they had illegally occupied from Nov. 18 to Jan. 14. Their fight to stay in the vacant house drew national attention to the housing crisis in the Bay Area.  Watch t...

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