Before shovels in the ground, Habitat needs laws and regulations that pave the way toward acquiring land, building efficiently, and keeping homeownership affordable for more people. Access to affordable housing depends on systemic support, and that systemic support depends on you - a Habitat advocate.
We have over 32 years’ experience in the affordable housing space, and we take a thoughtful, comprehensive, and forward-looking approach to advocacy. By advocating on behalf of Habitat, you lend your voice to a movement that will instate smart housing policy and a system that lets us bring homeownership within reach of more people.
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Habitat urges California voters to say YES this November to two key ballot propositions that will open more access to housing, especially for our most vulnerable neighbors.
Proposition 1 – the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act of 2018 – will allocate $4 billion to build affordable housing for Veterans, working families, people with disabilities, Californians experiencing homelessness, and others struggling to find a safe place to call home. The measure tackles the top priorities for Californians – building homes, creating jobs, and boosting the economy. Learn more.
Proposition 2 – No Place Like Home – authorizes $2 billion in bonds from the Mental Health Services Act to build supportive housing for Californians living with serious mental illness, who are experiencing homelessness or in danger of just that. Prop 2 doesn’t raise taxes, leveraging existing funds to build housing and provide coordinated care to move our neighbors off the streets and onto the path to health and stability. Learn more.
Get Involved! Support Props 1 & 2: At YesonProps1and2.org, you can learn more about each measure. You can also endorse and share your support!
A YES vote on Measure V would allocate $450 million to expand access to truly affordable housing for working families, teachers, students and veterans, while transitioning homeless residents from the streets and underpasses into homes. These funds will fill the gap the City faces in meeting its target goal of 10,000 new affordable homes.
Join us to address the growing housing crisis - Vote YES on Measure V for an affordable San Jose. Learn more at VoteAffordableSJ.org.
Take time today to act! Here are three ways to move us forward:
November 3, 2018
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