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Social media giant to venture into community housingThere is a ray of hope for the citizens of Silicon Valley in US who have become victims of rising rents. Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook has already yielded his blueprint to the council. Willow campus in Menlo Park will be constructed 30 miles south of San Francisco. It is difficult to pay for the rent and takes ages to commute. This is due to the government’s lack of interest to invest in reliable infrastructure. This village will be well equipped with houses, services, commuting and office space. The growth in the tech companies is not in tandem with the growth of housing services.

The rapid growth of tech companies have created a inequality in the minds of the locals like the teachers, cleaners and support staff as they have to travel through congested traffic whereas the tech crowd travels in company branded vehicles. Facebook has an intention of being a good neighbor as it plans to start a grocery store and a pharmacy. Apart from this, Facebook is planning to take action by reopening a former railway line and build a new highway.

Facebook is not the only contender for this kind of development; Google and Apple are also thinking of investing in affordable housing. Facebook will continue doing this good work so that these investments will a benefit to the community.

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