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
  • 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)

 

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)

 

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)

 

 



 

Take Action

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

 

ATTEND A LOBBY DAY OR IN-DISTRICT DELEGATION

NPH is supporting Housing CA and the Residents United Network for a March 8 Lobby Day in Sacramento, by helping resident services teams put residents and the #affordablehousing message front and center for legislators. We are booking appointments with members of the Bay Area delegation in the California Senate and Assembly, and connecting interested participants with RUN organizers. Buses will leave from the West Bay (San Francisco and Millbrae) as well as East Bay (Oakland and Berkeley) early in the morning; participants will receive training, breakfast and lunch; and buses depart Sacramento at 4:30 to return to the Bay Area. Click here to download the flier

Need more information or can’t make it March 8? Email sharon@nonprofithousing.org with questions — or to volunteer for future 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)

 

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)

 

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