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Mission Statement

To provide safe, affordable housing of high quality to those in need; establish stability and opportunity in the lives of residents; and foster diverse communities that allow people from all ethnic, social and economic backgrounds to live in dignity, harmony and mutual respect

Description

In 1970, a small but influential coalition of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, UC Berkeley and Stanford faculty and other community leaders came together to address concerns over the lack of affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Out of their vision to create affordable housing solutions and with David Packard’s personal guarantee on the first line of credit, MidPen Housing was born.

Driven by the belief that there had to be a better way to build affordable housing, MidPen -- along with a handful of other leaders -- began to champion a whole new industry. Leaving behind the public housing of the 1970s -- known for its poor design, poor management, crime and segregation -- we created a new paradigm: beautifully designed, well-managed housing built near good schools and jobs. The kind of communities that make residents proud, revitalize cities, win awards, and make great neighbors.

In the 40 years since our founding, MidPen has built on the passion, pioneering spirit and values of our founders: innovation, collaboration, shaking the status quo and commitment to a clear social mission.

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http://www.midpen-housing.org

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