The ‘vehicle dwellers’ that live among the wealthiest in Silicon Valley communities

Jason White, Producer/Videographer


Janet Richards, Freelance Reporter

Some of the wealthiest billionaires in the U.S. and many with ties to the likes of Google and Facebook live in the Silicon Valley communities and a short drive to Stanford University.

According to a 2019 Bloomberg article, Silicon Valley’s, Atherton California, topped the Bloomberg “Richest Places” annual Index in 2017 with an average household income of 450,696.

But others in the same Silicon Valley zip codes are living out of their vehicles and are known in the surrounding communities as the “vehicle dwellers.

The interviewee was known to North East Valley News- but has been directly affected by vanishing affordable housing issue in Silicon Valley and surrounding communities.