Why We Need Measure A1

Everyone deserves to have a safe, affordable place to call home.

We are experiencing a housing crisis in Alameda County. Many working families spend more than half their income on housing, and more are being priced out of the area or even onto the street. Experts estimate a shortfall of more than 60,000 affordable homes in the county for low-income families, with at least 5,000 left homeless.

Housing has become too expensive and hard to find, particularly for vulnerable populations like seniors, veterans, low-income families with children and people with disabilities, including those in the workforce whom we count on to deliver essential services.

Measure A1 offers a practical, long-term solution that creates and protects affordable housing options through rental and homeownership programs that will:

  • Help our workforce – like teachers and nurses who deliver essential community services – live in Alameda County while having enough for basic necessities, like groceries, childcare and transportation.
  • Protect our seniors from displacement and help them with critical home repairs, like ramps and accessibility features.
  • Provide affordable housing for our most vulnerable residents – low-income families with children, veterans, and people with disabilities.
  • Help get homeless people off the street, out of parks and encampments and into safe, supportive housing with services that get them back on their feet.

The measure a robust plan with strong accountability features. Every dollar raised stays in Alameda County, allocated according to a detailed plan, available online. Independent annual audits ensure funds are spent as approved by voters.

Join our teachers, nurses, seniors and veterans to bring more affordable housing to Alameda County.

Vote YES on Measure A1!