NPH 2017 Legislative Resource Page

NPH 2017 Legislative Resource Page

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call home – and the California Legislature and Governor can create significant opportunities towards this goal in the 2017 legislative session.

Visit our Action Center for an interactive guide to NPH’s priority bills. Or use this resource page to view all of our available materials and action tools.

  • Download our one-pager on NPH’s Legislative Priorities: Click here
  • Learn about each of our priority bills: Click here
  • Explore our Standing Together Agenda: Click here
  • Take Action to support key affordable housing policy: Click here

 


 

Learn

Learn more about each of NPH’s priority bills by downloading and reading materials that explain how each bill works and what solutions it can drive for affordable housing around the Bay and beyond.

 

BUILDING HOMES AND JOBS ACT (SB 2)

Senate Bill 2 will establish a permanent source of funding for affordable housing through a $75 fee on real estate document filings. Read more about SB 2:

  • SB 2 is part of the Senate’s “Rebuild California” infrastructure proposal

  • Legislative Fact Sheet: Provided by the Office of Senator Atkins. For more information, please contact Sarah Boot or Stephanie Park (916-651-4473, sarah.boot@sen.ca.gov, stephanie.park@sen.ca.gov)

  • NPH Fact Sheet: Provided by NPH. For more information, please contact Alina Harway (415-989-8160, alina@nonprofithousing.org)

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND ACT (SB 3)

Senate Bill 3 will place a $3 billion statewide general obligation bond for affordable housing on the November 2018 ballot to fund existing critical and successful affordable housing programs in California. Read more about SB 3:

  • SB 3 is part of the Senate’s “Rebuild California” infrastructure proposal

  • Legislative Fact Sheet: Provided by the Office of Senator Beall. For more information, please contact Alison Hughes (Alison.Hughes@sen.ca.gov, 916-651-4121) 

  • NPH Fact Sheet: Provided by NPH. For more information, please contact Alina Harway (415-989-8160, alina@nonprofithousing.org)

 

SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HOUSING (AB 45)

Assembly Bill 45 will provide much needed financial resources to our school districts so that they can recruit and retain the best school district employees and improve educational outcomes for our students. Read more about AB 45:

  • Legislative Fact Sheet: Provided by the Office of Assemblymember Thurmond. For more information, please contact Rodolfo E. Rivera Aquino (rodolfo.riveraaquino@asm.ca.gov)

 

BRING CALIFORNIA HOME ACT (AB 71)

Assembly Bill 71 will provide $300 million in funding for affordable homes by eliminating the state mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes. Read more about AB 71:

  • AB 71 is part of the “Bring California Home” Assembly package. Read Assemblymember Chiu’s press release here.

  • Legislative Fact Sheet: Provided by the Office of Assemblymember Chiu. For more information, please contact Lisa Engel (Lisa.engel@asm.ca.gov)

  • NPH Fact Sheet: Provided by NPH. For more information, please contact Alina Harway (415-989-8160, alina@nonprofithousing.org)

 

FAIR HOUSING ENFORCEMENT (AB 72)

Assembly Bill 72 will earmark funding for enforcement of existing state housing laws through the State Attorney General. Read more about AB 72:

  • AB 71 is part of the “Bring California Home” Assembly package. Read Assemblymember Chiu’s press release here.

  • Legislative Fact Sheet: Provided by the Office of Assemblymember Santiago. For more information, please contact Marilyn Limon (Marilyn.Limon@asm.ca.gov)

 

REDUCE TRAFFIC AND POLLUTION ACT (AB 73)

Assembly Bill 73 will incentivize local governments to spur production of housing near public transportation to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. Read more about AB 73:

  • AB 73 is part of the “Bring California Home” Assembly package.

  • Legislative Fact Sheet: Provided by the Office of Assemblymember Chiu. For more information, please contact Lisa Engel (Lisa.engel@asm.ca.gov)

 

HOUSING FOR A HEALTHY CALIFORNIA (AB 74)

Assembly Bill 74 will prevent homelessness and improve health through a MediCal rental housing subsidy. Read more about AB 74:

  • AB 74 is part of the “Bring California Home” Assembly package.

  • Legislative Fact Sheet:Provided by the Office of Assemblymember Chiu. For more information, please contact Lisa Engel (Lisa.engel@asm.ca.gov)

  • Sponsor Fact Sheet: Provided by bill sponsors, Corporation for Supportive Housing and Housing California. For more information, please contact Sharon Rapport, Corporation for Supportive Housing (Sharon.Rapport@csh.org) or Joe Boniwell, Housing California (jboniwell@housingca.org)

  • NPH Fact Sheet: Provided by NPH. For more information, please contact Alina Harway (415-989-8160, alina@nonprofithousing.org)

 

BUILD TEACHER HOUSING (AB 1157)

Assembly Bill 1157 will allow school districts to prioritize the use of surplus property for school employee housing. 

 

INCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOODS (AB 1505)

Assembly Bill 1505 clarifies local governments’ ability to adopt inclusionary housing requirements for new market-rate rental developments (aka the “Palmer Fix” for Inclusive Neighborhoods). Read more about AB 1505:

  • Fact Sheet: Provided by the bill sponsors, California Housing Consortium, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Housing California, NPH, and Western Center on Law and Poverty. 

 

PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING (AB 1521)

Assembly Bill 1521 preserves affordable housing as affordable by requiring entities purchasing buildings with expiring deed-restrictions to be: Headquartered in California, certified by HCD to manage affordable housing, and attempt to renew any expiring deed-restrictions and extend subsidies.

 

COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION AND INVESTMENT AUTHORITIES (AB 1598)

Assembly Bill 1598 authorizes local jurisdictions to create investment authorities to promote the creation of affordable housing through tax-increment financing. Read more about AB 1598:

  • Legislative Fact Sheet:Provided by the Office of Assemblymember Mullin. For more information, please contact Marina Espinoza (Marina.espinoza@asm.ca.gov)

 

RIGHT TO INVEST ACT (ACA 4)

Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4 enhances democracy by lowering the voter approval threshold to 55% for local affordable housing and infrastructure funding measures.. Read more about ACA 4:

  • Legislative Fact Sheet:Provided by the Office of Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry. For more information, please contact Angela Pontes (angela.pontes@asm.ca.gov)

 



 

Take Action

Show your support for affordable housing by taking action on these priority bills. 

 

ATTEND AN IN-DISTRICT DELEGATION

Email sharon@nonprofithousing.org to volunteer for April in-district delegations, where we will meet in small groups with legislators in their local offices.

 

BUILDING HOMES AND JOBS ACT (SB 2)

Show your organization’s support of AB 71 by sending a Support Letter to bill author Senator Atkins. Download the sample letter here (.doc)

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND ACT (SB 3)

Show your organization’s support of AB 71 by sending a Support Letter to bill author Senator Beall. Download the sample letter here (.doc)

 

SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HOUSING (AB 45)

Show your organization’s support of AB 45 by sending a Support Letter. Download the sample letter here (.doc)

 

BRING CALIFORNIA HOME ACT (AB 71)

Show your organization’s support of AB 71 by sending a Support Letter to bill author Assemblymember Chiu. Download the sample letter here (.doc)

 

HOUSING FOR A HEALTHY CALIFORNIA (AB 74)

Show your organization’s support of AB 74 by sending a Support Letter to bill author Assemblymember Chiu. Download the sample letter here (.doc)

 

BUILD TEACHER HOUSING (AB 1157)

Show your organization’s support of AB 1157 by sending a Support Letter. Download the sample letter here (.doc)

 

INCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOODS (AB 1505)

Show your organization’s support of AB 1505 by sending a Support Letter. Download the sample letter here (.doc)

 

COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION AND INVESTMENT AUTHORITIES (AB 1598)

Show your organization’s support of AB 1598 by sending a Support Letter. Download the sample letter here (.doc)

 

RIGHT TO INVEST ACT (ACA 4)

Show your organization’s support of ACA 4 by sending a Support Letter. Download the sample letter here (.doc)

 

JOIN NPH LEGISLATIVE ISSUES WORKING GROUP

Join NPH’s Legislative Issues Working Group to discuss these priority bills, as well as additional affordable housing policy opportunities at the Legislature. Email michael@nonprofithousing.org to get involved. Formed in 1983, the NPH Legislative Issues Committee discusses issues related to housing policy, funding, and programs on the regional, state, and federal levels, and makes preliminary recommendations to guide and inform NPH’s position on each issue. You must be an NPH member to participate. 


–> Return to our Action Center for an interactive guide to these bills <–

Alina Harway