The Homelessness Reduction And Prevention, Housing, And Facilities Bond

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Proposition HHH is the “Homelessness Reduction and Prevention, Housing, and Facilities Bond”(“City Proposes $1.2 billion Bond to House the Homeless”, n.d.). This measure will establish a 1.2 billion bond that will create funding towards permanent supportive housing, conventional affordable housing without services, shelters and other measures like portable showers and storage facilities (“City Proposes $1.2 billion Bond to House the Homeless”, n.d.). The main goal of this proposition is to reduce homelessness in the City of Los Angeles, by building 10,000 housing units over the next ten years (The Times Editorial Board, 2016). Furthermore, this measure needs two-thirds votes to pass in the November 2016 election.
This measure will finance the construction of supportive and affordable housing for homeless people in the City of Los Angeles. Permanent supportive housing is a type of housing that has supportive on-site services like case management and physical and mental health care programs (“Yes On HHH Help House the Homeless”, n.d.). According to Rog et al. (2014) permanent supportive housing is a proven intervention that has reduced homelessness, increased housing tenure, and decreased emergency room visits. Permanent Supportive Housing is effective, recent research show that homeless people that are involved in this program remained housed. In addition, in 2015, within the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, 96% of formerly homeless people living in permanent supportive housing

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