The Voice of Affordable Housing

It’s Official: 3 Big Wins for Bay Area Affordable Housing

Supervisor Don Horsley (San Mateo County), pollster Ruth Bernstein, NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman, Supervisor Wilma Chan (Alameda County) and Supervisor David Cortese (Santa Clara County) call for action to support local housing measures.

Congratulations! Bay Area Voters say YES to Affordable Housing

A statement from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman


We are so excited to share that the Santa Clara County Measure A for Affordable Housing campaign has confirmed victory with the latest vote tally from Elections.


We now have a decided victory in all three of the Bay Area county measures that NPH helped to initiate and support, bringing greatly needed investment to provide local, affordable homes for our community members, especially those most at risk of homelessness and displacement.


In a time of deep division in our nation, affordable housing has shown itself to be a true issue of unity. This November, voters overwhelmingly got behind the idea of helping our friends, neighbors, and families. (See NPH’s elections analysis here.)


We secured more than $2 billion in investments for our communities; but beyond numbers, we recognize what these policies mean for protecting and preserving the Bay Area that we love. We’re building a future where everyone has a place to call home, including those who have been historically displaced, marginalized, and excluded. 


These measures are a testament to our community’s ability to work together to continue moving down the path of solutions and compassion. 


We are so proud that our movement is on the right side of history – No matter what else comes out of Election Day results, our efforts are part of the national movement for inclusion, compassion, equity, social justice, and for a society that takes care of our most vulnerable. We will never stop fighting for these beliefs.




Amie Fishman, NPH Executive Director


May 4, 2017 (5 – 8pm)


Please save the date for NPH’s 21st annual Leadership Awards, where we recognize the outstanding contributions of the leaders in our field. Mark your calendars for May 4th for celebration and community, as we recognize the inspiring individuals and organizations that are building opportunities for diverse, vibrant and equitable communities across the Bay Area. For more information, please visit our Events page.

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NPH sees a future where everyone has a place to call home and where low-income communities and communities of color stay and prosper in the Bay Area. We envision a day where everyone has access to an affordable home; improving our health, our children’s educational outcomes, our environment, our transit system, our regional competitiveness and keeping the Bay Area diverse and equitable.


The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) activates our members to make the Bay Area a place where everyone has an affordable and stable home. We are 750 affordable housing developers, advocates, community leaders and businesses, working to secure resources, promote good policy, educate the public and support affordable homes as the foundation for thriving individuals, families and neighborhoods.


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Thank you to the 750 affordable housing developers, builders, designers, financial institutions, and advocates, as well as city and county staff and officials, who joined us to celebrate Building Opportunities at the 37th Annual NPH Affordable Housing Fall Conference. 



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