August 9, 2017 Comments Off on Poll: Voters Support $6B+ Statewide Affordable Housing Bond Views: 912 California News, Top California

Poll: Voters Support $6B+ Statewide Affordable Housing Bond

A recent poll conducted by Affordable Housing Advocates indicates 60% of voters support a $6 billion to $9 billion statewide affordable housing bond proposed by State Treasurer John Chiang and a coalition of affordable housing advocates. That amount is two to three times the amount currently under consideration by the California state legislature.

“When 40% of surveyed Californians have someone in their immediate circle of friends and family living on the streets, and 60% who have seen high housing costs drive their children and close friends to move away, there is no room for timidity,” Chiang said in a statement. “In light of our polling results, the $3 billion contained in the current legislation is simply not enough. Voters demand more.”

A new $6 billion bond would house more than one million Californians, and create 120,000 construction jobs, according to the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California.

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