The Voice of Affordable Housing

Thank you for joining us at the  22nd Annual Affordable Housing Leadership Awards!

Thank you for joining us on Thursday, May 3rd for celebration and community, as NPH recognized the inspiring individuals and organizations that are building opportunities for diverse, vibrant and equitable communities across the Bay Area. 


In 2017, NPH chose Standing Together as the theme to shape our work. NPH reaffirmed our commitment to protect vulnerable communities by building coalitions, deepening partnerships, and demonstrating how together, we are unstoppable.

And look at what we were able to achieve together: Passing a historic housing package in the 2017 legislative session, building new coalitions for regional action, and growing out training and workshop series for our industry — including our largest, most engaged conference yet.

As you look through the highlights of 2017 found in this report, remember to celebrate your hard work. These achievements belong to the NPH community and your support was indispensable.

Download the pdf version of the report here or see our interactive version here

Highlighted Campaigns


NPH sees a future where everyone has a place to call home and where low-income communities and communities of color stay and prosper in the Bay Area. We envision a day where everyone has access to an affordable home; improving our health, our children’s educational outcomes, our environment, our transit system, our regional competitiveness and keeping the Bay Area diverse and equitable.


The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) activates our members to make the Bay Area a place where everyone has an affordable and stable home. We are 750 affordable housing developers, advocates, community leaders and businesses, working to secure resources, promote good policy, educate the public and support affordable homes as the foundation for thriving individuals, families and neighborhoods.


Resident Stories

  • Trisha’s Story

    With an affordable place to live, Trisha Follins is able to keep her son safe while doing the work she loves....

  • Jamie & Brenda Martinez

    A clean, affordable and, best of all, warm home for a young family...

  • The Popes

    Section 8 housing gave the entire Pope family room to pursue their passions and expand their horizons.


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Legislative Issues

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. This group meets the first Thursday of each month, typically from 9:30 – 11:30 am. For more information please contact Michael Lane, NPH Policy Director at

The Emerging Leaders Peer Network

ELPN fosters members’ long-term personal and professional development, and helps build connections that support the affordable housing industry. Join us as an emerging leader and develop your passion for affordable housing!

Ad Hoc Working Groups

In cases where certain legislative, regulatory or policy issues require more in-depth attention than the Legislative Issues Committee can provide, ad hoc committees are formed to work with staff in a more focused manner. Be sure to subscribe to our E-News to stay up-to-date on all opportunities and offerings.

Legacy Leadership Fund

Become part of the Dianne J. Spaulding Legacy Leadership Fund and foster NPH’s leadership role in promoting affordable housing development, policy, advocacy and financial solutions for future decades and in providing recruitment, leadership development and capacity building within the field. We’ve raised over $400,000 so far and are well on our way to our goal of $1 million! We invite you to be part of the Fund in support of NPH.