NPH 2017 Legislative Resource Page

NPH 2017 Legislative Resource Page

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call home! 

The California Legislature took crucial first steps during the 2017 legislative session to address the state’s affordable housing crisis including passing a historic and long-sought funding source for affordable housing and the first general obligation bond in over a decade.

We’re proud of the progress that the Legislature made in 2017, and look forward to continuing our progress and building on our momentum to create more affordable housing for our seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and hardworking families!

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 Fact Sheet on the housing bills passed in the 2017 Legislative Session: 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.

The Legislature has passed a number of critical housing bills, and the Governor has made a commitment to sign a number of them. Click here to download our Fact Sheet describing the housing bills that passed in the 2017 legislative session.

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. 

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

  • In July, the Governor and Legislative Leadership announced a new housing package that includes a permanent funding source to generate critical funding for affordable housing.

  • 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. 

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

  • In July, the Governor and Legislative Leadership announced a new housing package that includes a general obligation bond to generate critical funding for affordable housing.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • AB 72 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Legislative Fact Sheet: Provided by the Office of Assemblymember Mullin. For more information, please contact Miriam Farouk miriam.farouk@asm.ca.gov)

 

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). 

  • 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.

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

 

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. 

  • 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.

  • 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

JOIN NPH LEGISLATIVE ISSUES WORKING GROUP

Join NPH’s Legislative Issues Working Group to discuss these 2017 priority bills and explore opportunities for 2018! 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. 


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Alina Harway