Affordable Housing at the Legislature

California’s housing crisis impacts 39 million people, our health, education and employment opportunities, as well as families’ preservation and reunification chances. Across the state, and in the Bay Area especially, housing has risen to the top of voters’ concerns — and Californians expect action.

 

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.

 

In July, just before summer recess, Governor Brown and Legislative Leadership announced a new housing package that includes critical funding for affordable housing with SB 2 and SB 3. In August, voters expressed overwhelming support for increasing SB 3’s bond investment to create even more affordable housing for our communities.

 

Now, we are working to position affordable housing for success upon the Legislature’s return in August. Nothing is more persuasive than a direct message from a constituent: Share your support for the housing package with your lawmakers now!

 

Take Action

Urge your lawmakers today to support the housing package!

Below, you can find the full NPH affordable housing bill tracker and Action Center – a place to learn about important bills, track legislation’s status, download materials, and find ways to engage. You can also download a Fact Sheet on the Housing Package here or check out our resource page here.

 

You can also click here to sign up for NPH’s newsletter, to make sure you’re alerted on bill updates and other important housing news.

 

NPH Affordable Housing Action Center

Build California’s Future

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Building Homes and Jobs Act (SB 2: Atkins)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Materials
Establish a permanent source of funding for affordable housing through a $75 fee on real estate document filings. SB 2 is part of the housing package and a critical affordable housing funding measure. Read more… Current status Support Click here to tell your Assemblymember to vote YES on SB 2 as part of the housing package!
 

Organizations can endorse and share their support for SB 3 with bill author Senator Beall! Our sample letter can get you started. Click here to download (.doc)

Legislative Fact Sheet
 

NPH Fact Sheet

Affordable Housing Bond Act (SB 3: Beall)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH Position Take Action Materials
Place a 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 housing package, a critical affordable housing funding measure, and polling shows that voters support increasing this investment in our communities, with a $6 – $9 billion bond.  Read more… Current status Support Click here to tell your Assemblymember to vote YES on SB 3 as part of the housing package!

 

Organizations can endorse and share their support for SB 3 with bill author Senator Beall! Our sample letter can get you started. Click here to download (.doc)

Legislative Fact Sheet
 

NPH Fact Sheet

Bring California Home Act (AB 71: Chiu, Ting, Mullin)

 

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Materials
Provide $300 million in funding for affordable homes by eliminating the state mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes. Read more… Current status Support Click here to send a letter to your local representative indicating your support for AB 71

 

Send an organizational support letter! Our sample letter can get you started. Click here to download (.doc)

Legislative Fact Sheet 

 

NPH Fact Sheet

Fair Housing Enforcement (AB 72: Santiago, Chiu, Mullin)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Materials
Earmark funding for enforcement of existing state housing laws through the State Attorney General Current status Support Send a letter to your Assemblymember Legislative fact sheet

Reduce Traffic and Pollution Act (AB 73: Chiu, Caballero, Ting, Mullin, Santiago)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Materials
Incentivize local governments to spur production of housing near public transportation to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution Current status Support Coming soon…  Legislative Fact Sheet

Housing for a Healthy California (AB 74: Chiu, Santiago, Mullin)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Materials
Prevent homelessness and improve health through a MediCal rental housing subsidy. Read more… Current status  Support Share your support with bill author Assemblymember Chiu! Our sample letter can get you started. Click here to download (.doc) Legislative Fact Sheet

 

NPH Fact Sheet

 

Build Teacher Housing (AB 1157: Mullin)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Materials
Allows school districts to prioritize the use of surplus property for school employee housing Current status Support Share your support! Our sample letter can get you started. Click here to download (.doc) Legislative fact sheet

 

Inclusive Neighborhoods (AB 1505: Bloom, Chiu and Gloria)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Materials
Clarifies local governments’ ability to adopt inclusionary housing requirements for new market-rate rental developments (aka the “Palmer Fix” for Inclusive Neighborhoods) Current status Support Show your support! Our sample letter can get you started. Click here to download (.doc) Fact Sheet

 

Preserve Affordable Housing (AB 1521: Bloom and Chiu)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Materials
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. Current status Support Show your support! Our sample letter can get you started. Click here to download (.doc)  Fact Sheet

Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities (AB 1598: Mullin)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Materials
Authorizes local jurisdictions to create investment authorities to promote the creation of affordable housing through tax-increment financing Current status Support Share your support! Our sample letter can get you started. Click here to download (.doc)  Legislative Fact Sheet

Right to Invest Act (ACA 4: Aguiar-Curry)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Materials
Enhances democracy by lowering the voter approval threshold to 55% for local affordable housing and infrastructure funding measures. Current status Support Share your support! Our sample letter can get you started. Click here to download (.doc)  Legislative Fact Sheet

NPH Standing Together Agenda

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Family Preservation and Security of Immigrant Communities (AB 291: Chiu)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Materials  
Extend protections developed for workplaces to the home, while protecting good landlords from being drawn into unrelated issues Current status Support  Legislative fact sheet  

 

Healthcare for People in our Communities

Summary Status NPH Position Take Action  
Preserve and increase access to health care for veterans, seniors, people with disabilities and low-income workers and families under the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal expansion Get updates here Support Ways to Get Involved  

 

Money Bail Reform Act (AB 42: Bonta)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Materials  
Reduce criminalization of poverty and pre-conviction detention costs Current status Support Legislative Fact Sheet  

 

SSI for Dignity and Justice (State Budget)

Summary Status NPH position Take Action  
Protect and strengthen supplemental security income support to lift our nation’s most vulnerable communities up to poverty line Learn more  Support Sign the petition here  

California Voter’s Choice Act (SB 450 implementation with League of Women Voters)

Summary Status NPH position    
Increase access to the ballot through voting centers and mail ballot Learn more Support    

Make it Fair Campaign (potential 2018 state ballot initiative)

Summary Status NPH position Take Action  
Close commercial property tax loopholes and help California invest in our schools and community colleges, strengthening public safety and affordable housing, fixing our roads, building transit, offering small businesses tax relief, keeping parks and libraries open and maintaining other vital services – like housing Learn more Support Sign the petition  

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