We are the collective voice of those who support, build and finance affordable housing. We promote the proven methods of the non-profit sector and focus government policy on housing solutions for lower income people who suffer disproportionately from the housing crisis.
In 2008, California passed Senate Bill 375, which required each of the state's 18 metropolitan areas to adopt a Sustainable communities Strategy (SCS) that would plan for each region's population groth in a way that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission adopted Plan Bay Area, our region's long-range, integrated transportation and housing/land-use strategy compromised of both the SCS and the Regional Transportation Plan. NPH has been involved in the creation of the Plan Bay Area and will continue to be involved as the Plan rolls out. We will do this primarily through our involvement with the Great Communities Collaborative, a unique collaboration between NPH and a group of regional non-profits and community foundations with the common vision of equitable and sustainable growth in the Bay Area through planning for walkable, transit-friendly communities.