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 Governor can create significant opportunities towards this goal by signing the critical housing bills the 2017 Legislature has sent to his desk.

 

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.

 

Now, it is critical that the Governor sign the housing package the Legislature has sent him, and that our leaders continue their work to re-invest in our communities and create more affordable housing for our seniors, our veterans, people with disabilities, and hardworking families.

 

Help show support for the housing package by contacting the Governor and urging him to sign the housing package now! Use NPH’s easy tools to email, tweet, or send a Facebook message directly.

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Below, you can find the full NPH affordable housing bill tracker and Action Center – a place to learn about this year’s important bills, 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.

And click here to sign up for NPH’s newsletter, to make sure you’re receiving the most timely alerts 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… Awaiting Governor’s signature

 

Click here for bill vote history

Support  
Click here to urge the Governor to sign the housing package

If you represent an organization, consider sending an organizational support letter. Our template 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… Awaiting Governor’s signature

 

Click here for bill vote history

 

Support Click here to urge the Governor to sign the housing package

If you represent an organization, consider sending an organizational support letter. Our template 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   Materials
Provide $300 million in funding for affordable homes by eliminating the state mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes. Read more… Did not pass this session.

 

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Support   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 Awaiting Governor’s signature

 

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Support Click here to urge the Governor to sign the housing package

If you represent an organization, consider sending an organizational support letter. Our template can get you started! Click here to download (.doc)

 

Legislative fact sheet 

 

 

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

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position   Materials
Incentivize local governments to spur production of housing near public transportation to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution View vote history here Support    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… Awaiting Governor’s signature

 

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Support Send your organizational support letter to the Governor. Our template 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 Awaiting Governor’s signature

 

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Support Send your organizational support letter to the Governor. Our template 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) Awaiting Governor’s signature

 

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Support Send your organizational support letter to the Governor. Our template 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. Awaiting Governor’s signature

 

 

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Support Send your organizational support letter to the Governor. Our template 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 Awaiting Governor’s signature 

 

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Support Send your organizational support letter to the Governor. Our template 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   Materials
Enhances democracy by lowering the voter approval threshold to 55% for local affordable housing and infrastructure funding measures. Did not pass this session. 

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Support   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 Awaiting Governor’s signature

 

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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 Did not pass this session.

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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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Executive Assistant and Board of Directors Coordinator, Eden Housing (Hayward)

Position Overview: Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Corporate and Development Administration, the Executive Assistant and Board of Directors Coordinator provides administrative support to Eden’s President, it’s Boards, the Board Committees, the Development department and also provides comprehensive clerical and administrative support for the...

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