California’s November Housing Measures (Updated)

UPDATE: The fifth measure, the $2 billion homeless housing bond, has now been approved for the November ballot.

California is already getting four new housing measures on the November ballot, which would do the following:

1. expand rent control
2. increase Prop 13 benefits to homeowners
3. clean up lead paint
4. $4 billion new development bond

There may be a fifth, though, a $2 billion homeless housing bond that was supposed to go through without voter approval. The revenue was going to be taken from a bond intended for mental health funds, under the assumption that a significant percent of homeless people are mentally ill. This was challenged in court, and the result of the suit is yet uncertain. It may have to go to the voters in November, or it may not even get enough support from lawmakers to get on the ballot.


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