City officials on Wednesday said the overwhelming voter approval for a $1.2-billion bond measure to build supportive housing for homeless people will provide a long-term solution to the region’s intractable street homelessness problem.
“Within the next three to six months, with all the work we’ve done, we will see an improvement,” said City Councilman Jose Huizar, who represents skid row, the biggest concentration of homeless people in the nation. “And in two years … we’ll see a significant reduction in people living in the streets.”
With all precincts reporting, Measure HHH had secured 76% of the vote, well above the 66.66% threshold needed to pass.
After years of ineffective efforts to stem tent encampments that now are spread across the city, the bond measure is an ambitious approach to achieve a lasting solution.
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