Join SV@Home for a conversation about Palo Alto’s renters and how the city plans to protect them.

In 2017, city council directed staff to look into ways to protect Palo Alto renters and keep them housed. The subsequent conversion of the Hotel President from housing back into a hotel led to the eviction of many downtown residents, sparking more calls for protections from eviction leading to another colleague’s memo seeking more action.

In response, the city applied for a Challenge Grant from the Partnership for the Bay’s Future. Through the Challenge Grant the City has been able to create a profile of Palo Alto renters and research renter protection policies that would benefit Palo Altans. These policies have been presented to the city’s Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) and Human Relations Commission (HRC). With the feedback of these commissions, Palo Alto City Council will decide which policies to pursue and the timeline of implementation.

Come learn more about Palo Alto’s approach to tenant protections, and share your thoughts!

Featured Speakers:

Angie Evans, Palo Alto Renter’s Association

Lauren Bigelow, Partnership for the Bay’s Future Fellow for the City of Palo Alto


The HAC is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.

This event is open to SV@Home members and the general public. Interested in supporting ongoing SV@Home programming, advocacy, and policy work? Become a member and/or renew your membership today here.


January 28th
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Online Event