Liberty Hill is Proud to Endorse United to House L.A. Ballot Measure
Pandemic-era tenant restrictions are being peeled away one by one. Powerful housing solutions such as legal services and rent subsidies could prevent the most vulnerable Angelenos from falling into homelessness, and the purchase and construction of supportive housing could get people off the streets and into safe, long-term homes quickly and efficiently—if funded.
That’s why Liberty Hill is proud to endorse Measure ULA for the November 8th City of Los Angeles ballot.
With the support of our donor activists, Liberty Hill and our community partners have been deeply engaged across Los Angeles city and county to help tenants get the assistance they need and to advocate for more protections.
We’re proud to collaborate with the Stay Housed L.A. program, which provides tenants the information and legal services they need to stay in their homes. Stay Housed L.A. has helped thousands of tenants over the last two years—but our legal services providers and tenant organizers are sounding the alarm that the need has begun to outstrip the available resources.
Voting YES on ULA can turn that around.
Update: WE HAVE OUR BALLOT LETTERS!— United to House LA (@UnitedToHouseLA) August 22, 2022
The mansion tax brought to you by #UnitedToHouseLA is now Measure ULA.
And while we’ll be going by a new name through Election Day, our campaign is the same initiative you know, written by housing experts across Los Angeles.
Written by legal service providers, tenant organizers, affordable housing developers, and other partners, Measure ULA would raise an estimated $875 million per year for 10 years for rapid assistance to those at risk of homelessness, including low-income seniors and people with disabilities. It would be funded by a real estate transfer tax that would be paid only on property sales of $5 million or more, affecting a very small percentage of participants in a very hot real estate market.
For example, only 3% of property sales between March 2019 and March 2020 would have been subjected to this tax. It includes the most robust citizens’ oversight and transparency in LA City history, to be led by housing and service providers and people who have experienced homelessness.
We estimate that these funds would create more than 26,000 homes for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness over the next decade, help roughly 475,000 renters stay in their homes each year, and generate about 44,000 good paying construction jobs.
If you’ve supported Liberty Hill’s Agenda for a Just Future, you know how deep our commitment is to Fighting for a Roof Over Every Head. For that, Measure ULA is vital.
Please join Liberty Hill and a broad coalition of Los Angeles community leaders that includes neighborhood organizations, labor unions, community members, and many of our grantee partners. We’re grateful that we can be part of a movement that is poised to make such a great difference.
To learn more about Measure ULA and how you can support, visit https://www.unitedtohousela.com.