Yes on Proposition JJJ – Affordable housing built by Angelenos who need jobs the most.
- Proposition JJJ applies to developers who ask the City for special planning or zoning changes.
- If a developer wants planning or zoning changes, then 30% of the construction workers must be from local communities who need jobs the most, including veterans.
- If a developer wants planning or zoning changes for new apartments, then up to 20% of the apartments must have rents people with ordinary incomes can afford.
- If a developer wants planning or zoning changes for new homes to sell, then up to 40% of those homes must be priced for people with ordinary incomes.
- If the new affordable housing is more practical in another area, then the developer will pay into the Affordable Housing Trust Fund for the construction.
Proposition JJJ produces more affordable housing without relying on taxpayer funding.
Too many hardworking Angelenos can no longer find a home they can afford to buy or rent.
UCLA estimates that 300,000 working families can’t afford Los Angeles’ skyrocketing housing prices. There are few homes priced below $600,000. Rent for a new apartment has risen to nearly $3,000 per month – $36,000 a year.
Angelenos who drive the trucks, cook the food, clean the offices and hotels, care for the elderly, stock the shelves, provide the day care, build and repair almost everything else are being pushed farther and farther away from their jobs adding more and more traffic throughout the city.
Proposition JJJ will build more housing near transit stops to reduce congestion.
Proposition JJJ won’t solve every problem. But if Proposition JJJ had been enacted three years ago, Los Angeles would have 5,522 additional new homes that people could afford today and 11,656 local residents would have had the jobs to build them.
Veterans, renters, first-time homebuyers, and out-of-work construction workers asked Angelenos to sign Proposition JJJ – and 100,000 said “Yes.”
Please join us in voting Yes on Propostion JJJ.