March 4, 2020

NPH’S LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES, UPCOMING TRAININGS, INTERNSHIP AND JOB OPENINGS, & MORE (NPH E-NEWS)

NON-PROFIT HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA The Voice of Affordable Housing HOUSING EVENTS, ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES, POLICY UPDATES & NEWS Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your web browser CHANGES TO FAIR HOUSING ACT Lend your voice… Wednesday, March 4 KEEP THE FAIR HOUSING ACT ACCOUNTABLE The Fair Housing Act was created to ensure local governments proactively acted to undo patterns of racial segregation and other types of discrimination, fostering communities where black, white, and brown residents could all benefit from…
March 3, 2020

CURBED SAN FRANCISCO: WHO ARE THE BAY AREA’S NIMBYS—AND WHAT DO THEY WANT?

“The caricature of a NIMBY is someone with a screw-you-I’ve-got-mine attitude, either a wealthy, white homeowner who thinks renters lower property values or a nostalgic progressive opposed to neighborhood change. “In reality, NIMBY stands for “Not In My Backyard.” And in the context of housing policy, the abbreviation refers to residents who broadly oppose new housing construction in their communities. NIMBYs have become the scapegoat of the Bay Area housing crisis. “In protest of the Plan Bay Area process, the…
March 3, 2020

SAN JOSE SPOTLIGHT: NONPROFIT SEEKS DEVELOPERS TO TAKE FIRST BITES OF APPLE’S $2.5B HOUSING COMMITMENT

“Nearly four months to the day after Apple Inc. promised $2.5 billion to spur housing and address homelessness in the Bay Area, the first $150 million of that commitment is up for grabs by developers. ““This is exactly what we mean when we talk about creating bolder measures and greater equity in the region,” Kevin Zwick, CEO of Housing Trust Silicon Valley, said in a statement. “This grant creates opportunities to do what couldn’t be done otherwise, and we’re excited…
March 2, 2020

PR NEWSWIRE: APPLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND OPENS FOR PROJECTS

“Housing Trust Silicon Valley – a nonprofit community loan fund that works to create a strong affordable housing market in the greater Bay Area – is launching the Apple Affordable Housing Fund, funded by a $150 million grant to Housing Trust with the goal of building more affordable housing in the greater Bay Area. “The Apple Affordable Housing Fund is part of the comprehensive $2.5 billion commitment Apple made in November 2019 to help address the housing availability and affordability crisis in California. Housing Trust, which has…