Voters Showed Their Interest in Increasing Affordable Housing
The passage of Propositions 1 and 2 will translate into $6 billion in investment for affordable and supportive housing that is the cornerstone of healthy and equitable communities. The state is planning to start issuing notice of funding in the spring of 2019. At the local level, East Palo Alto’s Measure HH (theCommercial Office Space Parcel Tax for Affordable Housing and Job Opportunities) passed with over the two-thirds votes needed. This measure will bring between $1.5 and $7.5 million to the city, which it plans to invest in affordable housing, rental assistance, and job training programs. In addition to the funding, Brisbane voters approved the rezoning of the Baylands that could accommodate over 2,200 residential units, although the final fate of this site is still unclear.