CDP Supports Tackling Housing and Homelessness Crisis by Building Affordable Homes for Veterans, Working Families & Others in Need

Sacramento, CA – The California Democratic Party endorsed Propositions 1 and 2 as key solutions on the November ballot to address the state’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis and help veterans, working families, people with disabilities, Californians experiencing homelessness and people living with mental illness be able to have a stable home.

“We are grateful for the Democratic Party’s support in tackling top priorities for Californians and for the state’s workforce – building homes for veterans, seniors and hard working families, easing the homeless crisis, creating jobs statewide and boosting the economy,” said State Senator Jim Beall, author of Prop. 1.

Governor Jerry Brown and California’s Legislature put Prop. 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act, on the November 2018 ballot as part of a multi-pronged strategy in the 2017-18 State Budget to address the crisis faced by one in three California families who can’t afford the cost of housing, including veterans, low-income families and seniors, survivors of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations. 

Under the 2018-19 State Budget, the Governor and Legislature placed Prop. 2, No Place Like Home, on the November 2018 ballot to build permanent supportive housing for Californians with a serious mental illness who are homeless or at great risk of becoming homeless.

Propositions 1 and 2 are under the leadership of a joint campaign and steering committee that includes: California Housing Consortium, Housing California, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, California Association of Veterans Services Agencies, Steinberg Institute, Dignity Health, Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Senator Jim Beall, Assemblymember David Chiu and others to be announced in the coming weeks.