Enough teachers can’t afford to live in pricey northern California city where they work, so school district asks community members to rent rooms to them

A northern California school district is asking community members to rent rooms to teachers who can’t afford to live in the pricey area, National Public Radio reported.

Unaffordable housing in northern California has been a longtime problem that seems to keep getting worse. It’s so bad that many folks can’t afford to live where they work — and that includes public schoolteachers in Milpitas, a Silicon Valley city north of San Jose.

The Milpitas Unified School District has asked people in the expensive area to rent rooms to district teachers, NPR said, adding that last month’s appeal came after staffing losses.

The district in the last year lost 10 teachers, officials told the outlet, adding that seven moved to “more affordable” communities,= and three left California.- READ MORE