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Fostering affordability within our community
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The Affordability Task Force gathered extensive community input to learn more about regional affordability challenges and their impact on those of us living in the Bay Area.

New programs and services were implemented in 2020 and 2021, and recommendations continue to be reviewed. 

2018

2019

2020

2021

  • Task Force created in September (70+ community members)
  • Identified initial themes and topics to research
  • Assessments conducted with faculty, academic staff, staff, and postdocs
  • Potential solutions developed and analysis conducted based on stakeholder group input
  • Recommendations prioritized and prepared for submission
  • Discussion of final recommendations and leadership groups
  • Due to global pandemic, initiatives generally on hold; however, some initiatives moving forward as decisions about funding and priorities are made
  • New programs launched for postdoctoral scholars and staff
  • Due to the pandemic, currently aligning previous recommendations to evolving needs as the university progresses with long-term recovery efforts

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If you have questions, please contact affordabilitytaskforce@stanford.edu.