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City of Los Angeles
Measure HHH Bond Measure - 2/3 Approval Required

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Election Results

Passed

916,518 votes yes (77.14%)

271,582 votes no (22.86%)

100% of precincts reporting (1,700/1,700).

To provide safe, clean affordable housing for the homeless and for those in danger of becoming homeless, such as battered women and their children, veterans, seniors, foster youth, and the disabled; and provide facilities to increase access to mental health care, drug and alcohol treatment, and other services; shall the City of Los Angeles issue $1,200,000,000 in general obligation bonds, with citizen oversight and annual financial audits?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

You want to issue up to $ 1,200,000,000 in bonds to develop housing and facilities to reduce and prevent homelessness.

 

 

NO vote means

You do not want to issue up to $1,200,000,000 in bonds to develop housing and facilities to reduce and prevent homelessness.

Summary

THE ISSUE:

To provide safe, clean affordable housing for the homeless and for those in danger of

becoming homeless, such as battered women and their children, veterans, seniors, foster

youth, and the disabled; and provide facilities to increase access to mental health care, drug

and alcohol treatment, and other services; shall the City of Los Angeles issue

$1,200,000,000 in general obligation bonds, with citizen oversight and annual financial

audits?

THE SITUATION:

The homeless population in Los Angeles is approximately 26,000 -- an 11% increase since

2015 — partly due to an undersupply of affordable housing, overall low vacancy rates, and

high rents. Homelessness affects all segments of society and is a public health and safety

concern Citywide. The City and County of Los Angeles, in partnership with key

stakeholders, determined that approximately 13,000 housing units are needed. Revenue

 

sources are required to finance this housing.

Background

The City would issue up to $1,200,000,000 in general obligation bonds to buy, build, or

remodel facilities to provide:

  • Supportive housing for homeless individuals and families where services such as health care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, education, and job training may be provided;
  • Temporary shelters and facilities, such as storage and showers;
  • Affordable housing (up to 20% of bond funds), including veterans housing for individuals and families with low incomes; and
  • Related infrastructure.

Citizens Oversight and Administrative Oversight Committees would monitor bond

expenditures. A financial audit shall be conducted annually.

The bonds will be paid from an increase in property taxes, as detailed in the accompanying

 

tax rate statement.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

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