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…
March 31, 2020

Make Sure Residents Can Stay in Their Homes

NPH believes that we must act at all levels — from local to state to federal —to make sure residents can stay in their homes no matter their income or situation, can stay in their homes. We are stronger when we support our most vulnerable. Place a moratorium on evictions coupled with financial support for the tenants who can no longer pay rent due to COVID-19. It is critical to both reduce the rent burden on low-income tenants and work…
March 11, 2020

BISNOW: SB 50 Author Proposes Bill Allowing Churches By-Right Development

“A new bill introduced by state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat who represents the 11th District, on Friday would give faith institutions and nonprofit hospitals the right to build 100% affordable housing projects on their property. “The proposed bill, SB 899, opens up such projects to by-right development, meaning churches and other qualifying charitable institutions could go through with affordable housing projects and avoid rezoning and discretionary approval processes that often prove to be their undoing.  ““California desperately needs housing…