Did you know California is an epicenter for the affordable housing crisis?
- 1 in 3 Californians can’t afford their rents.
- Many Californians are spending 30% to 50% of their incomes on housing.
- California is home to nearly one quarter of the nation’s homeless veterans.
What will be done?
Passage of Prop 1 – recently, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act – this November will help build affordable homes for veterans, working families, people with disabilities, Californians experiencing homelessness and others struggling to find a safe place to call home.
Formerly known as SB 3, get the facts on how the bond will allocate $4 billion to build homes for veterans, working families, people with disabilities and Californians experiencing homelessness. It’s co-led by California Housing Consortium, Housing California, Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, and numerous supporters.
California’s affordable housing crisis defies stereotypes to include veterans, working families, people with disabilities and Californians experiencing homelessness. Most Californians are affected directly or indirectly.
At Jamboree, we work daily to provide quality affordable housing with services to our residents. As a result, we have the privilege of getting to know hard-working individuals and families and cheering them on. Their stories matter and further demonstrate the importance of this bond’s passage. Stories like:
- Rhonda Polite, a Navy veteran and single mother of two, who was once a domestic violence victim and now studies for a career in court reporting.
- Lauren Young and her four children who no long wonder where they will spend the night or which school they should go to.
- Ruben Caballero who lives with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis since the age of eight. See how he thrives – and the art he creates – with the stability of a quality home that’s affordable.
- The Gordon family who experienced homelessness for 11 years when their father lost his job at a power plant after a devastating industrial accident that permanently disabled him.
- Mersidaranny Yin who emigrated from Cambodia in 1981 at the age of six. As a single mother of six, she overcame amazing odds after a natural disaster wiped out everything.