Steph Curry Roasted For Opposing Affordable Housing Near His Mansion

Steph Curry

Steph Curry is facing backlash over a letter he and his wife Ayesha wrote to Atherton council opposing the construction of affordable housing behind their $30 million dollar mansion.

“As Atherton residents… we have been following along with the housing element updates with special interest in the 23 Oakwood property,” the letter states. We hesitate to add the “not in our backyard” (literally) rhetoric, but we wanted to send a note before today’s meeting. Safety and privacy for us and our kids continues to be our top priority and one of the biggest reasons we chose Atherton as our home.”

Conservatives and progressives alike have been trolling Curry on Twitter, but most of the criticism has been based on the assumption that the objection stemmed from the construction being for affordable housing.

But in the letter, the couple simply reminded council that the proposed townhouses in their area would not fix the issue of low-income housing as required by the state. But clearly, the optics aren’t ideal.

However, member of the council, Rick DeGolia agreed, claiming the construction of low-income housing would not be practical for Atherton because land is priced at $8 million per acre.

Atherton is a small town full of athletes, celebrities and tech moguls. In 2020, it became the first and only community in the United States where average annual household income topped half a million dollars.

The Currys did say they would make a compromise if the development was to still go ahead, asking the town to invest “in considerably taller fencing and landscaping to block sight lines” onto their house.

Related Article:  Andre Iguodala Explains Why He Doesn't Belong in the Hall of Fame