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Mayor Liccardo, Sen. Beall and Community Leaders Rally in San Jose to Support Props. 1 and 2 and Local Measure to Fund Housing

October 31, 2018
A rally at San Jose State University on Oct. 31 brought together Mayor Sam Liccardo, Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose), business and housing leaders and university students to urge voters to support measures that will address both statewide and local housing needs.
 
Propositions 1 and 2, combined with San Jose’s local Measure V, would help students in San Jose as well as those who need stable, affordable housing the most. These are veterans, working families, and those experiencing homelessness and suffering from a serious mental illness.

"Now is the time. We must pass Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 to improve the lives of veterans, children and hardworking parents, seniors and many others struggling to keep a roof over their heads and end the constant worry about where they are going to sleep at night," said Sen. Beall. "Helping people have the foundation of a stable, affordable home is the only way we can stem the rise of homelessness in our communities, and Props. 1 and 2 are the path forward to do that."
 
"San Jose faces a housing affordability crisis and we must act now to create more housing that's affordable for families at all income levels," said Mayor Sam Liccardo, who has led the campaign in support of San Jose's Measure V affordable housing bond. "Measure V complements Props. 1 and 2 by providing the critical local dollars needed to unlock state, federal and private funding, ensuring that more of our tax dollars are invested back here in San Jose."
 
Prop. 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act, would provide$4 billion statewide to build and provide affordable housing for veterans, working families, people with disabilities, and many others who need a stable, affordable home. Prop. 2, the No Place Like Home measure, would provide a $2 billion bond focused on helping people with a serious mental illness and experiencing homelessness get housing and treatment together. Measure V would leverage new state, county, federal, and private funds to build more affordable housing.
 
Additional speakers at the San Jose rally included:
  • Carl Guardino, president and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group;
  • Don Tietjen, veteran, student, De Anza College;
  • Oladotun Hospidales, San Jose State student who works with homeless students; and
  • Lagi Tevaseu, intern, Housing Development for First Community Housing.
Paid for by Affordable Housing Now —Yes on Props 1 & 2 coalition: Housing California, California Housing Consortium, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California and Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Committee major funding from: Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy Members' Voice of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, California Works — Senator Toni Atkins Ballot Measure Committee Funding details at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/transparency/top-contributors/nov-18-gen.htm
 


 
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