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Zuckerberg Philanthropy May Target Housing

The philanthropic organization started by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan is exploring ways to help alleviate the Bay Area’s most vexing problem: the high cost of housing.

Representatives from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC have met with several housing experts affiliated with local governments, real estate groups and academia in recent weeks to gather insights on the issue, three people who work on housing policy issues in the Bay Area said. The interest is early, as the organization is just seven months old. People in the talks described the Chan Zuckerberg’s interest as serious, but explorative and non-specific.