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The H’s: Measure H and Proposition HHH

Measure HHH – LA City

Measure HHH provides the city with a $1.2 billion bond to build supportive housing over the next decade. The goal is to build 10,000 units of supportive housing in the City of Los Angeles.

The dashboard below shows the progress of Measure HHH. Note the table showing projects by LA City Council District.

 

Source: Michael Nailat via Tableau.

 

Measure H – LA County

Measure H is an LA County proposition approved in 2016 that generates approximately $355 million/year to address homelessness through programs and services. The Measure generates revenue through a a one-fourth-cent sales tax in Los Angeles County for a period of 10 years. Measure H’s goal is to house 45,000 people in five years.

Measure H is overseen by a five-person Citizens’ Oversight Advisory Board, which is appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. Their upcoming meetings and past meeting agendas are available ere.

The County offers a variety of data on its efforts so far in its Open Data on Homelessness. One such dataset is below, which shows the effect so far of Measure H:

 

Measure H Dashboard
Source: LA County via Tableau.

 

LA County offers an excellent overview of primary strategies being used to combat homelessness in the county. Many of these strategies are also used by the City of LA:

 

Measure H Strategies

Source: LA County Board Motion on Measure H.

The County also provides a comprehensive guide to Contracting Opportunities through Measure H. These involve special opportunities for local small businesses, disabled veterans, and social enterprises. The guide goes through different homeless reduction strategies and the corresponding contracting opportunities, and offers guidelines on doing business with the county.

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