Proposition one: California votes on $4bn measure to address America's worst housing crisis

Californians are voting on measures that would address several issues

Sunday 21 October 2018 19:03
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Danielle Vasquez' experience means she supports any measures that help the homeless
Danielle Vasquez' experience means she supports any measures that help the homeless

For Danielle Vasquez, the worst thing about not having her own home was constantly fearing for her children.

After being evicted from their one-bedroom flat when she became pregnant a second time, the young woman and her partner fell into a shifting, disorientating world of temporary hotel rooms and long, empty days in the park. She would wait there until her partner, Dan, returned from his job at a warehouse with enough money for that night’s rent.

“There was a lack of structure – there was stress and anger,” she says. “My kids knew I was not happy. I would feed them chips and junk food to stop them crying ... One night we had to sleep in a car.”

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