In 2018, housing and affordable housing have risen to the top of voters’ concerns, and solutions to the state and regional housing crisis are leading the polls.
Stand with SV@Home as we seek to create a more vibrant and equitable Silicon Valley, where all people have a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. Here’s what you can do:
Vote YES on Measure V in San Jose, the city’s $450 million affordable housing bond that helps working families, seniors, the disabled, and others struggling to live in high-cost Silicon Valley.
- Measure V is the first housing bond San Jose has ever placed on the ballot. It’s a historic opportunity to help San Jose address its housing crisis.
- Measure V will help San Jose reach its goal of creating 25,000 new homes. Of this number, 10,000 will be designated as affordable for working families, seniors, the disabled, and others struggling to live in high-cost Silicon Valley. The funds will fill the gap needed to finance the construction of 10,000 new homes identified in the Mayor’s Housing Plan.
- Measure V requires a two-thirds majority to pass in November. Please consider taking part in one or more of the following activities.
Vote YES on Propositions 1 and 2 to channel a total of $6 billion toward new homes for working families, veterans, and the homeless.
- Proposition 1 (Veterans & Affordable Housing Act) will create and preserve affordable homes for veterans, working families, people with disabilities, Californians experiencing homelessness and others struggling to find a safe place to call home. The $4 billion general obligation bond allows the state to reinvest in California communities by creating supportive housing and homeowner assistance programs including $1.5 billion dedicated to multifamily housing.
- Proposition 2 (No Place Like Home) will help individuals suffering from mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The initiative authorizes $2 billion to build permanent, supportive housing with mental health services on site to treat those in need.
Vote NO on Proposition 6, which jeopardizes public safety and makes California’s bridges and roads less safe.
- Proposition 6 eliminates funding for more than 6,500 bridge and road safety, transportation and public transit improvement projects currently underway throughout California. This would also eliminates thousands of jobs and hurt our state’s economy. Transportation and housing are two sides of the same coin—the lack of housing near jobs and transit directly impacts road congestion.
With more than a dozen affordable housing measures on the ballot in the Bay Area and several important initiatives at the state level, the 2018 election cycle is shaping up to be the year of housing.
For more information about other housing-related measures on the November ballot, check out our previous summary of key measures and propositions.