$1.2 billion and a fraction of promised homeless housing built: Why so slow?

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Mayor Garcetti puts his back into it at a Prop HHH construction event in South Los Angeles in 2018. Photo by Saul Gonzalez.

Why does affordable housing take so long and cost so much to build? KCRW’s Anna Scott and KQED’s Saul Gonzalez team up to find answers. They look at LA voter-approved bond measure Proposition HHH, which hits its five-year anniversary this month.

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