March 22, 2021

The Davis Vanguard: Report Finds Huge Housing Shortage Nationwide, with California Leading the Way

Affordable housing has been a crisis in California, but a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition on Thursday found that the problem is nationwide with a shortage of 6.8 million rental homes affordable and available to extremely low-income renters, whose household incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30 percent of their area median income. The report highlights an across-the-nation, systemic shortage of rental housing for extremely low-income households. The report also points to the…
March 18, 2021

New Report Shows Severe Shortage of Affordable Homes, Especially in California and for Extremely Low-Income Renters, People of Color

(San Francisco Bay Area) A new report released today from the National Low Income Housing Coalition discusses the severe shortage of homes affordable to low-income households across the nation, highlighting a systemic national shortage of rental housing for extremely low-income households. The report also points to the racial disparities that exist among extremely low-income renters, a remnant of centuries of anti-black discrimination and other inequities that our Back and Brown neighbors continue to contend with today.  While no single state…
March 10, 2021

NPH Weighs in on Governor’s State of the State

Last night, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State address, highlighting the state’s recent progress in addressing the ongoing needs of state residents as we continue to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we reflect on the Governor’s address, a key takeaway for NPH is that housing is one of the most critical tools to protect our communities from COVID-19 and is the foundation out of which our region and state can grow and succeed.  As California continues…
February 3, 2021

The San Francisco Chronicle: S.F. has taken more than a year to open 30 beds for homeless and mentally ill

It has been nearly a year since the city began working on a much-needed psychiatric respite center for the city’s homeless and mentally ill — but the sprawling, yellow building in the Mission slated for the project is still vacant. The city announced the new Hummingbird Place respite center last February and hailed it as a small but important step toward helping the city’s most vulnerable. But the hurdles faced in opening the 30-bed site underscore just how long it takes San…