Redwood City fire: What we know about the affordable housing development that was destroyed

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Although a fire appeared to take down an affordable housing project in Redwood City, one half of it is still standing.  

The $155 million project, dubbed Middlefield Junction, was meant to provide affordable housing units to the region. It was a project that’s been in development since 2015 through a partnership with San Mateo County and Mercy Housing, a national housing nonprofit organization.  

Once fully constructed, the project was projected to be two large buildings with 179 units collectively. Units in the building were to range from one to three bedrooms, with the ability to house large families if needed.  

The buildings would have housed a community center and affordable childcare center open to the public.

Of the 179 units, 20 were dedicated to helping people experiencing homelessness.  

Officials told NBC Bay Area they are assessing the damage to see how to move forward.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.