L.A.'s Homelessness Bond Measure Likely To Pass
Here's one bright light in an otherwise bleak night: it looks like Proposition HHH, which would fund desperately needed housing for L.A.'s homeless population, is set to pass. The city-wide bond measure would generate $1.2 billion to fund permanent housing for the city's unhoused, and would bring in 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing. According to the L.A. Times, the bonds would be repaid through a new property tax, which would average out to cost Angelenos just under $9.64 a year for each $100,000 in assessed home valuation over 29 years.
Although the majority of Los Angeles ballots still need to be counted, as of 8:45 p.m. (with 3% of precincts reporting) Angelenos were voting 74.8 percent in favor of Proposition HHH, according to City News Service. The measure needs two-thirds of the vote to pass.
By 9:30 p.m., supporters of the bond measure had declared victory as city leaders took the stage to celebrate:
There are estimated 28,464 homeless individuals in the city, an 11% increase from 2015.