PROPOSITION 41 WILL HELP VETS AVOID HOMELESSNESS

PROPOSITION 41 WILL HELP VETS AVOID HOMELESSNESS

California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 41, which directs the state to sell bonds to build more affordable multi-family housing for homeless and near-homeless veterans. Managing editor Tami Roleff reports…
Programs to keep more veterans off the streets will be getting more funding after the passage of Proposition 41. The Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014 allows the state to sell $600 million in new general-obligation bonds to fund affordable multi-family housing for homeless and low-income veterans. Speaker of the California Assembly Toni Atkins says this is a big win for the homeless vets and their families. “This is really about providing affordable housing and housing for veterans who have earned it. And in particular, what’s so important about this—this ballot measure focuses exclusively on veterans.” California has the most homeless veterans in the nation, with 15,000 at last count. San Bernardino County has about 3,500 homeless vets. “These individual, these veterans, have served our country. We cannot allow our veterans to be homeless. It’s personal, it’s a victory.”

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