Proposition 1 Would Authorize $4 Billion in Bonds for Affordable Housing

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A multi-language'Vote Here sign' leads to the voting room as a man who'd just cast his vote steps out on election day at Brooklyn Avenue Elementary School in the primarily Latino East LA neighborhood of Boyle Heights on November 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

This November, California voters will decide whether to authorize a $4 billion infusion to existing affordable housing programs for veterans and low-income residents. Supporters of Proposition 1 say it will help address the state's housing crisis. Opponents of the measure say it does nothing to cut the regulatory red tape that slows building in California and that the state can’t afford to take on more debt. Forum takes up the debate and examines the possible effects of Proposition 1.

KQED's Proposition Guide


John Moorlach, California state senator, representing the 37th district

Guy Marzorati, reporter, KQED's California Politics and Government Desk

Linda Mandolini, president, Eden Housing