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Prop 1: Loans for Veterans and Housing Programs

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What?

 Authorizes California to use $4 billion in bonds to fund housing-related programs, including $1 billion to assist veterans in buying homes.

Why?

"California is home to 21 of the 30 most expensive rental housing markets in the country, which has had a disproportionate impact on the middle class and the working poor," the measure says.

Vote Yes

Vote No

Supports authorizing the state to borrow $4 billion by issuing general obligation bonds to fund housing-related programs, loans, grants, and projects, including $1 billion to assist in veterans in buying homes or farms. Opposes authorizing the state to borrow $4 billion by issuing general obligation bonds to fund housing-related programs, loans, grants, and projects, including $1 billion to assist in veterans in buying homes or farms.

In requesting approval, the Legislature noted that homelessness is rising in California while falling nationwide because the state has an extreme housing shortage. The bond issue is being billed a "bold action" to extend or restore funding to protect not only vulnerable people but also the future health of the state's economy.

The Legislature backed the bond issue overwhelmingly, but with most Republicans voting no. Although there is no organized campaign against the bond measure, fiscal conservatives and even Gov. Jerry Brown have expressed concern about the state's ever-expanding obligation to pay interest on bonds. While the debt cost for the loans to the veterans would be repaid by the homebuyers, the remaining $3 billion in bonds would burden taxpayers with debt service for the next 30 years. 

More than $2 million has been raised by a group called Affordable Housing Now, which supports Props 1 and 2. Its top donor is the Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy, funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. 

Click here for a printable version of all the propositions on the November ballot.

Data from Cal Access as of 10/30/18. 

 

 

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