PASS MEASURE A: THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND

THE PROBLEM:

It is too expensive to live in Silicon Valley. 

With several programs aimed at helping the most vulnerable in our community having marginal success, many agree that it isn’t a guarantee to find housing with a subsidy in our area. More and more families are being pushed out of Santa Clara County due to the very same prosperity that is driving this valley's economic comeback. Everyone should have the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home.


THE SOLUTION:

Measure A will provide affordable housing for thousands of community members.

The bond would access a fee on property owners. The revenue of which would then be used in this way:  $700 million would be used to build housing for our most vulnerable populations, including Supportive Housing for people experiencing homelessness; 100 million for low-income families; and a 150 million for working families and first-time Homebuyer programs. 


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TIMELINE AND STATUS:

June 21, 2016: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors vote unanimously to place a $950 million bond initiative on the November ballot. 

August 18, 2016: Affordable Housing Network launches campaign.

CAMPAIGN STATUS: WE WON!

On November 8th, 2016 Santa Clara County voters passed Measure A with over a two-thirds majority victory! A majority of the funds will be used to construct new permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing and extremely low-income housing -- which is defined as households making less than 30 percent of the Area Median Income. 

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Eunice Hernandez of Sacred Heart Community Services addressed the crowd regarding Measure A at the De-Bug San Jose launch party.


HOW TO ASSIST THE CAMPAIGN: