Early Vote Counts Show Strong Support for Affordable Homes Throughout Bay Area

November 9, 2016
November 10, 2016

On what has been a hard day for many, we are grateful to be able to share some local election results that will positively affect thousands of neighborhoods and communities across the Bay Area: early vote counts show that investing in affordable homes is a top priority for Bay Area voters!

While final vote counts are still days away, unofficial results signal that voters supported the three Bay Area county-level housing measures that would provide safe, healthy, affordable homes for thousands of people. Together, these measures will provide nearly $2 billion in new investment to help our veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness and first-time homebuyers – the most vulnerable in our communities and those locked out of today’s crazy housing markets. Current vote counts show that each of the three measures is strongly positioned to pass!

SAN MATEO COUNTY MEASURE K WINS! (Extension of existing sales tax): Requires 50% + 1, currently at 70%. The campaign has announced that Yes on K has won!

“This extension of Measure K will provide the stable, reliable funding San Mateo County needs to continue building affordable homes and delivering important services. Our community has spoken and we will work to meet the need,” said San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley.

ALAMEDA COUNTY MEASURE A1 ($580 million affordable housing bond): Requires 66.67%, currently at 72%

“The passage of Measure A1 will be an important achievement for Alameda County in housing lower income families and preventing displacement. We worked hard together to pass it and we will continue this collaboration to deliver the results that people are counting on,” said Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY MEASURE A ($950 million homelessness and affordable housing bond): Requires 66.67%, currently at 67.37%

“We are thrilled with the results so far,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez. “We are cautiously optimistic that this trend will continue. Measure A is a game changer that seeks to end homelessness in Santa Clara County.”

The NPH team would like to thank everyone who contributed to these collective efforts – our partners, elected leaders, allies and our members! The voters you called, doors you knocked on, donations you made, residents you engaged and your contributions in spreading the message of the importance of affordable homes to thriving communities, helped shape these campaigns. 
NPH will continue to post additional information as election offices update final vote counts. Track our updates at our website or on Facebook and Twitter.