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Microsoft’s leadership in affordable housing

Storyline Microsoft is putting up $500 million to address the escalating affordable housing crisis in the Seattle area. The company argues that the industry has an interest and responsibility to help people left behind in communities transformed by the tech boom. The Seattle area’s median home price is now over $720,000 and emblematic of the affordable… Read More

Homeless initiative divides San Francisco

Storyline: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced that he and his company will donate millions of dollars to the campaign for Proposition C, an upcoming ballot measure that will raise taxes on the biggest San Francisco businesses—including Salesforce—and use the money to help the homeless. Proposition C would more than double San Francisco’s housing-assistance spending by levying… Read More