“It’s nearly Election Day, and local races are seeing much of the splintering and fraying one would expect this late in the cycle.
One initiative that’s seeing a wide range of buy-in in the election is Measure H, the $140 million affordable housing bond.
“We’ll be able to provide housing to seniors, veterans, farm workers, the people who make our community work,” says Alina Harway, communications director for the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH). “I don’t think there’s any doubt from anyone in the community that we have an affordable housing crisis. What’s exciting to me about Measure H is that input came from so many different places.” Harway, who lives in Scotts Valley, notes that the process included groups from Santa Cruz For Bernie to the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.”
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