Why Vote YES on Measure HH?
Measure HH is a small tax on large commercial office space. It asks large corporations making hundreds of millions of dollars each year to contribute a fraction more to help EPA:
- Construct new affordable housing units
- Fund homeless, second unit, and other housing programs
- Finance training programs for science, tech, and building trades jobs Ensure residents can access higher-paying local jobs
Who Supports Measure HH?
Mayor, East Palo Alto
This measure will help address what our city needs: more affordable housing and good jobs for East Palo Alto residents.
Rev. Paul Bains
Pastor & Homeless Advocate
As an advocate for the homeless, I believe it is crucial that we pass Measure HH. Affordable housing funds received from this tax could go towards housing homeless families in our community and helping them receive training in jobs with upward mobility. We need Measure HH.
Father Lawrence Goode
Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Church
They thought we'd disappear, but we're still here. I support this measure because it will help keep our community together.
Wealthy businesses and individuals should pay their fair share. The Bay Area added over half a million jobs since 2011, but only 126,000 housing units. There’s wide agreement that the strong job market is part of why there's such intense demand for housing and why our transportation systems are under such strain. It makes sense that the booming businesses that helped create our housing and transportation crises should help cities address those problems. - TransForm's November 2018 Voter Guide