The Redevelopment Agency is a public legal entity that deals in development projects. The agency works to eliminate physical blight, expand City's tax base, create and retain employment for local residents and improve physical infrastructure. It is also responsible to create also provides healthy and thriving business environment and increase employment, procurement and small business opportunities. The Redevelopment Agency s projects include more than 120,000 square feet of retail and over 365,000 square feet of office and research and development space. The agency also works on nearly 350 market rate and approximately 90 affordable housing units. It is governed by the City of East Palo Alto.