On Election Day, Los Angeles voters passed Proposition HHH, authorizing "$1.2 billion in borrowing to accelerate the pace at which mostly nonprofit developers build permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless people." Los Angeles Times staffer Doug Smith takes a look at proposition which will raise property taxes by .01% to pay back the bond.
According to city officials the proposition will help to fund 1,000 apartment units a year over the next 10 years. Voter reaction to the bitter battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was predicted by political analysts to be the deciding factor on the proposition:
While tax measures always face a difficult challenge getting above the two-thirds vote required for passage, a strong anti-Trump sentiment among Democrats and a corresponding Republican malaise in deep-blue California was expected to be important to a proposal likely to win or lose by a small margin, they said.