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Majority of Voters Support Affordable Housing Bond on November Ballot

June 5, 2024

Sacramento, CA – Earlier this spring, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks’ office released the result of a poll that shows “[a] strong majority of Californians would support a state housing bond on the November ballot, with 55% of likely voters saying they would approve a $9 billion bond, as homelessness and housing affordability continue to top the list of voter concerns.”

According to a poll from EMC Research, Inc., support for the bond grows to 64% when voters are reminded a measure could provide tens of thousands of homes to those at risk of homelessness, help put homeownership in reach for more middle-income families — and would not raise taxes.

However, AB 1657, the Affordable Housing Bond Act, while prioritized by Affordable Housing advocates, remains unpassed.