These Students had a Housing Idea. Facebook Listened. Now, It’s Becoming Reality

San Jose Mercury-News, May 28, 2019–Marisa Kendall
When local high school students walked into Facebook’s office last year with a plan for the region’s affordable housing shortage, they didn’t expect much. But Facebook helped turn the students’ idea into reality–a pilot program to fund four backyard granny flats for low-income residents in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, Calif.