More than 18,000 signatures were collected to get Question J, which asks voters to amend the Baltimore City Charter to create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund, on the Election Day ballot. Let’s make the Trust Fund, a key tool to bring local resources to bear to create fair and affordable housing, a reality!
The Trust Fund would receive ongoing public and private funding to support the production of affordable housing for low-income families in the city. For more information, click here.
Baltimore is among a dozen U.S. cities, including San Francisco and Los Angeles, with affordable housing measures on their November ballots. As this article in In These Times reports, 6 in 10 Americans say affordable housing is a key issue for them–and more than 60% say their local officials don’t do enough to make housing more affordable.
According to the Center for Community Change, “More than 770 housing trust funds in cities, counties and states generate more than $1.2 billion a year to support critical housing needs, underscoring the integral role these funds play in the world of affordable housing.”
Help make affordable housing a priority in Baltimore. Vote YES for Question J on election day, November 8!