April 2024 SMCDFA Monthly Meeting





Karyl Eldridge will discuss the background to Article 34 and describe how it continues to impact our communities, perpetuating segregation, slowing the production of affordable housing, and increasing its costs. She will conclude her talk with what can be done to disable this racist relic and overcome its damaging effects.

Systemic racism is at times flagrant and at others subtle and masked. Historically, banks used Redlining to segregate the races and keep people of color "in their place." In 1950, the California Real Estate Association successfully campaigned for the passage of Article 34, an amendment to the California constitution requiring voter approval for any low-income housing project supported by federal, state or local funds.

Karyl Eldridge has been involved in advocacy for affordable housing and renter protections for 24 years. She served on the board of Shelter Network (now LifeMoves) for 6 years and has been a member of the HEART governing board since its formation in 2004. In 2017, she co-founded One San Mateo, an unincorporated nonprofit devoted to increasing housing justice in the City of San Mateo. She is employed as a realtor at Coldwell Banker Burlingame.


You won't want to miss this excellent meeting.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 7pm

There are 2 options for this meeting:

In person at the Woodside Road Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Rd, Redwood City (corner of Alameda de las Pulgas)

Zoom: The link is below:


Meeting ID: 832 0588 9368
Password: 820212

April 03, 2024 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Woodside Road United Methodist Church
Susie Raye

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