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Here’s where support for Measure H was weakest

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Most of the resistance was in the South Bay and other suburbs

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Homeless men pack up their camp on January 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. According to a 2016 report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Los Angeles has the highest number of homeless people in the nation with close to 13,000 living on the streets. 
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Initial results from Tuesday’s election show Measure H narrowly garnering the over-two-thirds vote it needs to pass. A new map created by the Los Angeles Times shows support for the measure—which will increase the county’s sales tax to provide services for the homeless—was markedly stronger in some precincts than others.

Though Measure H won broad support in Los Angeles proper, there was opposition “in the South Bay and other suburban areas,” says the Times.

Some LA precincts in Hancock Park, Westchester, Playa del Rey, Chatsworth, and Porter Ranch had less than 66.7 percent support for the measure, as did pockets in the neighboring cities of Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.

The quarter-cent sales tax increase will pay for services to help combat homelessness across the county, including by deploying outreach teams to help get people into housing and funding programs that provide mental healthcare and job training.

Curious about how strong was support for the measure in your neighborhood? The Times’s color-coded map is also interactive, allowing users to click around to see roughly how precincts voted for the measure across the county.