Voters came out strongly in support of affordable housing in 2016, passing affordable housing trust fund or housing revenue measures in at least 32 jurisdictions, the vast majority receiving upwards of 60% voter support. In Baltimore, Maryland, 83% of voters said yes to create the city’s first affordable housing trust fund. In Portland, Oregon, 62% of voters said yes to a $258 million bond. In the California Bay Area counties of Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo, voters approved three revenue measure that will generate $2 billion for affordable homes. This workshop will feature lead staff of the victorious campaigns in Baltimore, Portland and the Bay Area talking about elements and activities that contributed to the historic wins, including building new coalitions in Baltimore and Portland; raising funds to support the campaign; and the creation of voter lists in the Bay Area comprised of affordable housing developments and their residents.
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