February 23, 2023

Davis Vanguard: Affordable Housing Bill Gets Union Support

Sacramento, CA – This week, two of the largest unions in California—SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and CSEA (California State Employees Association)—endorsed SB 4, a bill that would allow religious institutions and nonprofit colleges to build 100% affordable housing projects on their property by-right, even if local zoning prevents this housing. The two unions—collectively representing nearly one million members—join the California Conference of Carpenters in support of the legislation, which was introduced as SB 899 in 2020 and passed the…
February 17, 2023

Organized Labor: To Meet Its Goals, SF Must Get Real About Labor Standards, Affordable Housing

Their ideas about ways forward differ in some cases, but housing rights nonprofits and tenants’ associations throughout the City agree on one thing: Building and construction trades unions will be essential to a successful execution of the Housing Element.
February 15, 2023

Senator Wiener Introduces Legislation To Improve Transparency on The Financial Impacts of Critical Ballot Measures

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 532 - legislation to improve voter transparency into the financial implications of ballot measures.
February 7, 2023

State Budget Coalition Letter: Housing Investments for 2023-24 and Beyond

Earlier this week, NPH and coalition partners sent a coordinated advocacy letter to Governor Gavin Newsom and other elected officials calling for an investment of nearly $8 billion in the 2023-24 state budget.