65.4% affirmative statewide vote
Statement from Burt McChesney, Campaign Co Chair of Prop. 41: the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act
“Thanks to California voters thousands of brave veterans, men and women who risk their lives, limbs and futures for our country, can now have a safe and supportive home for themselves and their families. The passage of Proposition 41 will provide veterans with a home where they can recover from their injuries and get the services they need to transition back to their pre-war lives, putting California at the forefront of the nation’s efforts to end veteran homelessness and to help veterans receive affordable housing. We would like to thank leaders throughout the state who made this possible, especially Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez, Speaker Toni Atkins, and the Democratic and Republican state parties, as well as several leading veterans and housing organizations, businesses leaders and labor unions.”
Proposition 41 will make $600 million of existing Proposition 12 (Veterans Bond Act of 2008) bond funds available to expand housing options for veterans. Proposition 41 will allow homeless veterans, veterans and veterans’ families who are at risk of homelessness, and veterans struggling with disabilities and unemployment to access safe, decent, affordable places to live, and to access needed mental health, substance use, case management, or job training services.
The Coalition for Veterans Housing is a broad coalition of Californian’s committed to providing veterans the housing they need and deserve through passage of Proposition 41. Vote yes on June 3rd, 2014 and help us work to end veteran homelessness in California.