October 6, 2020

New Recommendations Show Comprehensive Regional Housing Strategy Key to Addressing Bay Area’s Housing Woes, Racial Injustices

(San Francisco Bay Area) Amid critical national conversations around how to respond to and recover from COVID-19 and address racial justice, Bay Area affordable housing advocacy organization the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) has just released its latest paper examining the local intersection of housing justice, racial justice, and public health and offering concrete recommendations on how to embed a regional housing strategy ahead. As Bay Area communities confront the COVID-19 global pandemic, an economic downtown that rivals…
October 1, 2020

The Road Ahead: A 21st Century Housing Strategy for the San Francisco Bay Area

In the midst of plenty, the San Francisco Bay Area region is failing to house the people who have made our region the success it is today. Unaffordable rents and home prices in the Bay Area are pushing out many long time residents, putting us at risk of destroying the social and cultural fabric and rich diversity of our communities. Our lack of affordable housing is forcing our innovative workforce farther from job centers and our vulnerable communities from their networks of support. It contributes to pollution, climate change, gridlock, and less opportunity for all.
September 2, 2020

Federal Policy Signals New Approach to Housing, New Pathway Forward, and New Movement Strength

But It Needs Our Help to Get Through the Senate Out of the devastation and loss of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis comes a hope that we can create a better world. It is even more evident now how our health and our future depend upon everyone having stable and affordable homes. Affordable homes are essential to our Bay Area region, as we work for racial and economic justice; respond and react to COVID; and set us on a…
September 2, 2020

Opinion: This legislation addresses needed housing and racial justice

Californians face an incredible opportunity to use over 38,800 acres of underused land for new, affordable homes. Through Senate Bill 899, faith-based institutions and nonprofit colleges could choose to make their land available for affordable housing development, regardless of any local restrictions, to meet our communities’ needs. These institutions collectively own 38,800 acres of land which add up to the size of Stockton, California’s 13th largest city. The bill would remove zoning restrictions and speed up approval processes so affordable…