MEASURE H : HOPE FOR LA’S HOMELESS

On March 7, Los Angeles voters passed Measure H—a companion measure to last Fall’s Proposition HHH. Part of the $355 million generated annually by Measure H’s quarter-cent tax hike will pay for services at the 10,000 permanent-supportive units slated to be built for LA’s chronically homeless population under Proposition HHH. Developers of those homes would be unable to move forward, however, until services are in place—making Measure H critical to fulfilling the goals of HHH.

Unlike the bond measure voters signed off on in November which would help pay for construction and  development costs, Measure H provides for homeless services and prevention including housing assistance and rental subsidies, outreach teams, and resources like job training, counseling, and mental health treatment.

With more than 47,000 people spending their nights on Los Angeles streets, the combination of Measure H and  Measure HHH shows how serious LA’s citizens and elected officials are about finally addressing the homelessness crisis.  With 252 units of supportive housing in the works, Mercy Housing plans to play a major role in creating the permanent supportive housing we know is key to making a dent in the county’s homelessness crisis.

One thought on “MEASURE H : HOPE FOR LA’S HOMELESS

  1. the measure H. it is a wonderful idea to help LA homeless back on their own feet but it got to work together with Gov program. I have some experience talking to local homeless people. Some people are very nice but some are not very nice to me, as a result no matter nice to me or not so kind to me they all have one in comment that is they can’t be trust or trust others. Myself have been in they position for a few years and I started understand human, in order for some homeless back to they own feet “Positive Attitude” is one of the key.
    Yet! Social accepted is another key too.

    Thank for your time!

    Sally Shu

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