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Prop. 1 Press Conference in San Diego Highlights how Measure will Fund Critical Affordable Housing Investments

September 20, 2018
Supporters of Proposition 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act held a rally in San Diego on Sept. 18 to highlight the funding the measure brings to much-needed affordable housing projects statewide. 
 
The San Diego Housing Federation served as the event location.   
 
The League is part of a broad coalition that supports Prop. 1, including veterans’ organizations, housing advocates, business and labor leaders, cities, environmental groups and others. The lack of affordable housing in California is one of the state’s biggest challenges and that is why the League’s leaders made addressing this need a top strategic priority for the past two years.
 
“A Yes vote on Prop. 1 will provide $4 billion in funding to create more housing for those who need it most, our families, seniors and veterans,” said League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman.
 
Prop. 1 will spur investments in local communities, improve neighborhoods and advance the quality of life for California city residents by providing funding to build more affordable housing. It is estimated that one in three Californians cannot afford their rent and many of the state’s residents spend between 30 and 50 percent of their income on housing.
 
Coleman joined other leaders in San Diego on Wednesday, including Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and Assembly Member Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego). In addition, representatives from the San Diego Housing Federation, Kaiser Permanente San Diego, Veterans Village of San Diego and Habitat for Humanity addressed reporters.
 
The San Diego Housing Federation live streamed the event, which can be viewed on the Federation’s Facebook page.
 
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
Essex Property Trust
 Funding details at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/transparency/top-contributors/nov-18-gen.html

 


 
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