March 9, 2020

SENATOR WIENER INTRODUCES HOUSING LEGISLATION TO ALLOW CHURCHES AND OTHER CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THEIR PROPERTY

For Immediate Release “Sacramento – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 899 to allow faith institutions (such as churches, synagogues, and mosques) along with nonprofit hospitals to build affordable housing on their property by right, even if local zoning prohibits this type of housing. The legislation only applies to 100% affordable housing for low-income residents. Many faith and charitable institutions have excess property – for example, overly large parking lots – on which they can build affordable housing.…
March 9, 2020
sunny, grassy multifamily affordable housing complex with large playground, children playing, multiple generations

SAN JOSE SPOTLIGHT: SILICON VALLEY LEADERS MULL COMBINING HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION BALLOT MEASURES

“Bay Area business and housing leaders are in talks over whether 2020 is the year when two ballot measures to fund the most critical issues in the region become one. “The advocates behind the potential regional measures — one on housing and another on transportation — have both been working on separate tracks for years to get their questions on the November ballot. But as the deadline approaches to finalize what residents will vote on, the groups are now “exploring”…
March 6, 2020

THE MERCURY NEWS: NEW BILL WOULD LET CALIFORNIA CHURCHES BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THEIR PROPERTY

“Under a new proposal, churches, synagogues and mosques would be able to build affordable housing on their property even if zoning laws don’t allow it. “State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) this week introduced legislation that would allow faith institutions and nonprofit hospitals to build housing for low-income residents where local regulations have long created roadblocks that have left religious leaders searching for options. “Wiener said that the proposals are an easier lift than the controversial SB 50. And, he…
March 6, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR BAHIP INTERN APPLICATIONS!

Dear NPH Members and Supporters, The deadline to apply to be an intern for our 2020/2021 program year of the Bay Area Housing Internship Program (BAHIP) has been extended to Friday, March 13th at 11:59pm! Reminder to please share this opportunity with your colleagues, friends, family, residents, and your wider network. Applicants are encouraged to review the program description before completing the application. The full application via Word document can be downloaded here. Applicants can also choose to use the online form…