April 30, 2020

Mercury News: Coronavirus: Desperate Bay Area tenants face monthly rents as advocates push for massive bailout

“As rent comes due Friday for the growing ranks of unemployed workers, anxious tenants and advocates have turned to rent strikes and lobbying for massive, new government funding to ease a housing crisis intensified by the coronavirus pandemic. “State and local emergency measures have protected renters from evictions, but the uncertainty of mounting debts as shelter in place orders have shuttered businesses and left workers without paychecks has prompted demands for greater relief. “To keep our community safe, people have to…
April 27, 2020

Bay Area and Statewide Community Organizations Call for Emergency Federal Action on COVID-19 Public Health and Economic Crises

Bay Area and Statewide Community Organizations Call for Emergency Federal Action on COVID-19 Public Health and Economic CrisesLetter signed by over 100 organizations spanning affordable housing, homelessness, public health, labor, faith, transportation (California) More than 100 of the Bay Area and state’s leading non-profit and community organizations sent an emergency letter to Speaker Pelosi and the California Congressional delegation today that directs lawmakers to take immediate action on housing policy to directly address the COVID-19 environment in California and nation-wide. “We need an action…
March 31, 2020

Invest Significantly to Build and Operate Affordable Housing

NPH believes that we must act at all levels — from local to state to federal — to invest significantly to build and operate affordable housing, a critical community benefit that ensures we’re planning ahead. Inject significant new resources to continue to build and operate affordable housing, especially rental and operating subsidy programs at the federal and state levels, and create additional resources to pay for services in affordable housing. Fund costs of delay like construction loan interest and builders risk…
March 31, 2020

Rapidly Get People Experiencing Homelessness into Safe, Stable Places to Live

NPH believes that we must act at all levels — from local to state to federal — implement rapid housing programs so that no one is homeless or forced to be on the streets, live in their cars, or couch surfing, especially those who are most vulnerable — children, seniors, and people coping with physical and mental health issues. Infuse significant resources that are targeted to immediate solutions for people experiencing homelessness so that they do not have to live…