Staedler: Reflection, recalibration and housing for the missing middle

April 06, 2020

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“We should take inventory of what we are thankful for and consider why NIMBY thinking has permeated throughout the Bay Area. I’m frustrated by how little attention the Bay Area has paid to housing for the missing middle. As families across Silicon Valley are home-schooling their kids, I would hope that they change their attitude toward teacher housing.

Instead of railing against teacher housing in their neighborhoods, maybe they should say thank you for their invaluable service to our community and build teacher housing closer to where teachers work. The patience and value of teachers has never been more evident. They aren’t the only group that fits into the category of missing middle. The list is too long to encapsulate everyone, but the health care workers, truck drivers, grocery store workers deserve to live in our immediate community as well.”

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