Write a Letter to the Editor

See a local story in your newspaper about the affordable housing crisis or how rising rents are hurting veterans, working families, seniors, people with disabilities? Is there a story about a housing or homelessness ordinance, policy or funding decision going before the City Council or County Board of Supervisor? Maybe community partners are celebrating the unveiling of an affordable housing project or breaking ground on a project that will help families, seniors or people who have experienced homelessness.

These can provide great opportunities to submit a brief Letter to the Editor (LTE) and lift up affordable housing solutions appearing before Bay Area voters on our November ballotsShare your own perspective or personal story and information about Prop 1, Prop 2, and other critical local measures. We encourage supporters to use our tools provided here to send a personal letter to their local papers to encourage community members to vote YES on the affordable housing opportunities in front of us this November.

LTEs are typically 150 words or less and must be from a local resident. Do your best to localize and comment on a specific story or timely event.

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No matter where you live in the Bay Area, California voters will have the opportunity to vote YES on statewide Propositions 1 and 2, critical funding measures that will allow California to re-invest in our communities and affordable housing. Prop 1 will first and foremost build and preserve affordable homes, including supportive housing, for veterans, working families, people with disabilities, Californians experiencing homelessness and others struggling to find a safe place to call home. Prop 2 will help people suffering from a serious mental illness and experiencing homelessness by building stable housing for them and keeping mental health services in close reach.

In addition to Props 1 and 2, Santa Cruz County residents will have the opportunity to vote YES on Measure H. Measure H is a $140 million general obligation bond that will provide affordable housing for local workers including teachers, healthcare workers, service workers and farmworkers, as well as vulnerable populations including people experiencing homelessness, veterans, seniors, people with disabilities and those suffering from mental or addiction illnesses.

In addition to Props 1 and 2, Napa County residents will have the opportunity to vote YES on a TOT measure. This measure will raise dedicated funds for affordable housing and homelessness programs. This measure will appear as Measure I in unincorporated areas of the County, as Measure F in Napa, Measure H in American Canyon, Measure D in Calistoga, Measure E in St. Helena, and Measure R in Yountville.

In addition to Props 1 and 2, Berkeley residents will have the opportunity to vote YES on Measure O. Measure O is a $135 million general obligation bond that will create more affordable housing options and opportunities for low income families and residents and for Berkeley’s most vulnerable populations, including veterans, seniors, local artists, the disabled, current or former foster youth, abuse victims, homeless people, and people suffering from mental health or substance abuse illnesses.

In addition to Props 1 and 2, Santa Rosa residents will have the opportunity to vote YES on Measure N. Measure N is a $124 million general obligation bond that will create more affordable housing and help displaced families rebuild after last year’s devastating fires.

In addition to Props 1 and 2, San Jose residents will have the opportunity to vote YES on Measure V. Measure V is a $450 million general obligation bond that will create more affordable housing options and opportunities for San Jose community members, including low income families and residents, teachers and other workers, and the community’s most vulnerable residents.

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