County of Alameda Administration Building
1221 Oak Street, #536, Oakland, CA 94612
Alameda County Board of Supervisors

Process for Consideration of General Obligation Housing Bond for November 2016 General Election

Since the 2007-2009 Great Recession, housing has become less affordable. The combination of both falling wages for middle-income earners and rising home prices due to significant housing shortage have raised concerns about housing affordability.

Housing is scarce, too expensive and out of reach for many low income and working families, including seniors, veterans and the disabled.

On an annual basis, there are over 8,000 to 9,000 homeless people in Alameda County. It is increasingly difficult to find an affordable place to live in our county.

  • Seniors, veterans and disabled individuals are hardest hit. So too are working families, youth exiting foster care, and our most vulnerable individuals.
  • Even working families are impacted - with many families spending 30% to half of their income on housing. We've lost many funding options from state and federal government to help.
  • Estimates show our county is 59,000 homes behind the need for low income families in deep poverty in our community and hundreds of thousands of working residents need help…now.

Due to the county-wide housing crisis, in consideration of its legal authority to place a County bond on the November 2016 General Elections, the Board of Supervisors reviewed the current county housing crisis and needs, and decided to explore the opportunities of a County General Obligation Bond for housing for the November 2016 ballot.

Please complete a survey and provide your input on housing needs in Alameda County.

Process and Schedule

Process and Schedule narrative (PDF - 467kb) *

  • Work Session 1: March 2 — 1221 Oak St., #536, Board Conference Room at 2:00 pm
  • 1st Housing Bond Stakeholder Meeting: March 17 — 125 12th Street, Suite 400, Oakland at 6:00 pm
  • Work Session 2: March 28 — 1221 Oak St., 5th Floor, Board Chambers at 9:30 am
  • Work Session 3: April 11 — 1221 Oak St., 5th Floor, Board Chambers at 3:00 pm
  • 2nd Housing Bond Stakeholder Meeting: April 13 — San Leandro Library's Karp Room- 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA at 6:00 pm
  • Work Session 4: April 25 — 1221 Oak St., 5th Floor, Board Chambers at 9:30 am
  • Work Session 5: May 16 — 1221 Oak St., 5th Floor, Board Chambers at 9:30 am
  • Work Session 6: June 6 — 1401 Lakeside Drive, GSA Conference Room 1107 (11th Floor) at 9:30 am

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If you are interested in learning about the programs under the Affordable Housing Bond, subscribe to the Alameda County Housing & Community Development's A-1 Affordable Housing Bond mailing list to receive information and updates as the programs progress or visit Measure A-1 Housing Bond webpage.

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